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Amazon’s Misener said technology has advanced enough so that all but the smallest sellers can manage sales tax collections.
“With today’s computing and communications technology, widespread collection no longer would be an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce, and Congress feasibly can authorize the states to require all but the very smallest volume sellers to collect,” Misener said.
I think there may technically be laws against advertising that, based on the state.
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.
On the really negative side, that could subject a company to 51 separate audits if the laws are not crafted well.
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.
Congress can do this right and create a situation that is a minimal burden to consumer and businesses.