haha... troll much?
Physical location, not state incorporated in. Amazon is one of those companies incorporated in Delaware, but located in Seattle WA.
Well, I'm not saying that the Gov is an ideal organization (local, state, or fed). I'm just saying that regulation is a necessary evil. And yeah, sometimes I think OSHA is just a big Federal Anti-Darwin program, but seriously, should someone have to risk their life to earn a paycheck stitching garments together?
"Spending more money on the dead is less for the living."
Huh?? The structure is being preserved for the living. It's called the "Preservation Society", that's what they usually spend their money on. I'm sorry, but I still don't understand your comment.
I agree with you, Ron, but not for the reason you're thinking...
I agree that sales taxes should apply to internet sales, but I do not agree with the way it is being implemented in the proposed law. Sales taxes are an important source of revenue for state, and some local, governments. However, internet sales should be taxed at the rate of the location of the business, not the consumer. (And I'm talking about the HQ, not some shipping warehouse.) That's what needs to happen if they really want to "level the playing field".
By basing tax rates on the business' location, the chief complaint about the law, that it would be too complicated to implement, would no longer exist. Moreover, this approach would more closely resemble the current sales tax structure for physical sales. If I get in my car and drive to Atlanta, and go into a restaurant to eat, when I pay the bill I'm taxed at the effective rate in Atlanta. I don't get to flash my SC driver's license and pay SC sales tax. It should be the same if I buy a widget over the internet from a company in Atlanta. Why should the sales tax go to SC? The company is in GA, so shouldn't GA reap the benefit?
So, Ron, I agree that you shouldn't pay SC tax for Dexter from Amazon; you should pay Washington sales tax.
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