Marshall - 2:34 am on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think there may technically be laws against advertising that, based on the state.
You may be right, but I have seen companies do this in ads, usually with the line "and we'll pay your sales tax." Also, friends of mine own a restaurant and the sales tax is included in the price. I'm in Pennsylvania if it matters. Still, for the states, the bottom line is that they get their revenue.
I'm just wondering if companies would have to get 51 tax identification numbers (including D.C.) thus, effectively, having to file 200 more quarterly sales tax returns annually, assuming they already file four now for whatever state they are in. That is a lot of paper work. On the really negative side, that could subject a company to 51 separate audits if the laws are not crafted well.