incrediBILL - 6:01 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
Amazon and Best Buy. along with Walmart, Target, Macy's, Sears, etc. had a presence in every state.
Amazon did because of all their Amazon Stores which hosted retailers around the country.
The difference is people NOT having a presence in other states will now be collecting and paying those taxes if they make more than $1M in sales. eBay is lobbying to raise that limit to $10M in sales.
Next thing you know the IRS will be trying to collect sales tax even on the value of free stuff given away on Craigslist because it does have value if it were actually sold therefore technically taxable.
Personally, I'd like to see them start taxing intangible goods in California because anything sold digitally like an MP3 or MP4 over the internet has no tax. Not surprisingly it's known as the iTunes or Apple tax, which could raise many millions for our troubled state and Apple threatened to move. Now that Congress has stepped up the game, Apple may not have such a threat left in it's quiver short of moving to a different country or just buy their own island.