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View Diary: Internet tax designed to screw small business & consumers (108 comments)

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  •  There won't be 50 piece of software (8+ / 0-)

    There will be one. And currently five states don't have any sales tax. This has absolutely nothing to do with driving small businesses out. It is to facilitate the collection of use taxes already required. Fees (if any) and deposits are minimal in both states and fully refundable. If a business doesn't do enough commerce in any particular state, they can simply not sell there.

    •  Fees are not "minimal" (0+ / 0-)

      Nevada charges a $15 fee, plus $200 business license fee, plus a minimum $500 deposit (or more based on sales), and most state fees are much higher than that. Multiply that by 50, plus the time to complete the paperwork for 50 states and you're talking well over $25k just to set up sales tax accounts in states where you may or may not ever sell anything. Most small startups don't have that extra cash (or time) to spare.

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