bears5122 - 3:26 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Instead, Amazon wants to kick and scream like a baby.
Not that I don't blame them and agree the tax mess needs to be fixed, but a Fed tax won't make the states happy, half of CA is around 10% now, think they want a 5% Fed tax?
In fairness, they should be kicking and screaming like a baby. The Supreme Court made a rather clear decision on this in the 90's and laws like these are just a means of circumventing them. This is just a crappy loophole states are trying to throw in which I think will inevitably fail in the higher courts.
The other frustrating aspect of this is how everyone wants to make online sales tax Amazon's problem. Yes some of these bills are aimed at the larger retailers, but once online taxes are collected, there is no doubt in my mind it will trickle down to smaller ones. It's ridiculous to force my company in Illinois to collect sales tax for a state I don't operate in at all.