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  •  the status quo is a burden to small business (8+ / 0-)

    if its brick and mortar. either eliminate sales tax for B&M or even the playing field with an online sales tax. Then when sales tax is fair we can start on property tax unfairness.

    •  I don't agree (0+ / 0-)

      The brick and mortar business only has a single sales tax to apply to every transaction at each location. The issue is that the small online business doesn't have the resources to deal with thousands of different sales tax amounts and managing 50 state tax authorities. The brick and mortar customers don't have to pay for any shipping or handling charges, in addition to the stated price of the item, which often offsets the sales tax making the items relatively comparable in price.

      Amazon, sure those purchases should be taxed. Amazon has the staff and expertise to manage that process. Just make the cutoff at $10 million in annual sales and the burden will only be on those who can afford it.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:10:14 AM PDT

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      •  Exactly. B&M stores have ZERO overhead. (1+ / 0-)
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        e-vendors are just so fucking jealous of them, I know.

        Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

        by Clem Yeobright on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:33:44 AM PDT

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