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  1. reflexblue

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    #91 Jersey

    Oh boy what will they think of nest .......taxing the air we breath ...oh yeah they already do that. :eek:

    State internet tax proposal


    (WWLP) - In his struggle to find new revenue streams for the Bay State, Governor Deval Patrick has an idea that could bring-in millions of additional tax dollars.

    Patrick is pushing lawmakers to expand the state's ability to collect sales tax on products sold over the internet.

    Right now, only in-state internet retailers collect and remit sales taxes on purchases by Bay State residents.

    The governor is calling for that to change by year's end so you pay the state's 5 percent no matter where you purchase your items.

    Some people we spoke with think internet sales may decline as a result.

    In addition to the convenience of online shopping, they think many people deliberately go on the web to save on the sales tax.

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    I'm no fan of added taxes - however it does seem unfair to brick and mortar stores to have to add sales tax and internet not.
     
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    Fukc him first off. Second, he'll have trouble collecting, since the law only requires business' who operate inside said state, to collect that states charges. That means that Best Buy charges & collects MA sales tax, cuz it has a physical presence inside the states borders. Amazon doesn't, cuz it's base of operations is outside of the state. In 1992 the Supreme Court rules that interstate commerce should be untaxed. So unless a company has a physical presence inside the state, don't expect any taxes to collected.
     

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