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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he plans to introduce a bill, called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.
called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.
Now, about those Main Street devouring BigBoxStores . . .
everyone pays their fair share of whatever the taxes are to maintain the public goods/services that taxation has always been meant to fund: roads, police/safety, education, public spaces (parks/recreation), etc.
It's also time to stop "fixing this" by firing the local affiliates.
Even though businesses which are located out of state don't benefit from those services?
In the case of E-Commerce wouldn't that be the physical location of the server?
[edited by: Demaestro at 7:28 pm (utc) on Jun 14, 2011]
Taxes will be collected and paid at time of purchase.
Despite the beating they've taken in these states, Amazon's opponents contend that time is on their side. "Ultimately, this is a battle they are going to lose, and this is about how long they can push off that day of reckoning,"
If Amazon runs an ad in a magazine which is sold on a newsstand in California to a resident who subsequently makes a purchase, should the sale of the magazine create a nexus in the state of California? Why should a web site publisher be treated differently? The compensation model is different because better tracking is available online, but a publisher is a publisher is a publisher.