Eighteen States look to drive Internet sales tax

…and North Carolina is one of them. Internet sales have been booming and one of the reasons that the frail economy has been able to hold out for so long. Due to the bickering caused by retailers citing a 1992 Supreme Court ruling on how it is difficult to calculate all the locality and state tax differences, these eighteen states have come up with a computer program that streamlines the taxation process.
Unfortunately for them, not many of the states have signed up for this project and thus the retailers are taking actions of their own. Some of the states also have not joined due to the streamlined taxation to be directed at the destination of the product and not the beginnings. Due to some states having the majority of the warehouses, they stand to lose if joining this process, such as the state of Texas.
The day this goes into effect is the day we suggest to consumers to purchase from states that aren’t within this agreement. Greedy state officials want more money to throw at their already over-budgeted projects that they can’t even control efficiently. Now they’re eyeing Internet sales like they have a right to it. The cybersociety is the difference. The day you actually use the money we pay as taxpayers in a efficient manner is the day we’ll ever bother to give you more.
Via WallStreetJournal

  • Just more government sucking whatever money they can out of us. The government officials tied to this need to be noted, published and voted out.

  • Just more government sucking whatever money they can out of us. The government officials tied to this need to be noted, published and voted out.

  • Paul in NJ

    Keep in mind that the ‘net-tax boys can suggest that merchants sign up ’til they’re blue in the face. The states can’t force out-of-state merchants to collect their sales tax; only Congress has the authority to do so.

  • Paul in NJ

    Keep in mind that the ‘net-tax boys can suggest that merchants sign up ’til they’re blue in the face. The states can’t force out-of-state merchants to collect their sales tax; only Congress has the authority to do so.