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    Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps you could stick your index finger up your rectum full length deep, then place it in your mouth, and give your finger a little taste, and let us know if it tastes like chocolate caramel pudding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
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    So now, SCOTUS has solidified taxation without representation.
    While I am not for this, you are incorrect as you pay taxes in your district and you have representation in that district.

    It would make more sense to be required to pay the sales tax to the state/locality the retailer is located in, just like driving to Pennsylvania and buying something there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    While I am not for this, you are incorrect as you pay taxes in your district and you have representation in that district. It would make more sense to be required to pay the sales tax to the state/locality the retailer is located in, just like driving to Pennsylvania and buying something there.
    Ok. May have erred a bit. Those companies, if they have no presence at all in any given state, should not be able to force them to collect sales taxes. Interstate commerce violation? Also, how is it possible, if a company is doing nothing other than taking an order, finalizing a sale, and tendering a shipment to UPS, FedEx, or whomever, is responsible for, and forced to collect, sales taxes of another state in which they do not live in or operate a business from? How can that possibly be legal? What happened to each state being its own sovereign entity? How can a State, allow another State to force one of its citizens to do something against their will? I do not see this fight ending at this ruling. There will be some enterprising folks that will challenge this from a different angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
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    Ok. May have erred a bit. Those companies, if they have no presence at all in any given state, should not be able to force them to collect sales taxes. Interstate commerce violation? Also, how is it possible, if a company is doing nothing other than taking an order, finalizing a sale, and tendering a shipment to UPS, FedEx, or whomever, is responsible for, and forced to collect, sales taxes of another state in which they do not live in or operate a business from? How can that possibly be legal? What happened to each state being its own sovereign entity? How can a State, allow another State to force one of its citizens to do something against their will? I do not see this fight ending at this ruling. There will be some enterprising folks that will challenge this from a different angle.
    Some of it is protectionism of brick and mortar businesses and some of it is just the greed of the entities that get the taxes. There are quite a few counties and cities that add an additional sales tax on, that makes the entire thing a nightmare for eCommerce businesses.

    Like I said it would just make more sense if they collected the tax for the place the business is located in.

    FWIW I was on BHPhoto's site today and real prominent it says $0.00 in tax collected outside of NY and NJ. Then you click for more info you get

    B&H only collects sales tax on orders shipped to addresses in the States of New York and New Jersey. You may be responsible for state and local sales/use taxes when filing your tax returns. Please check your local sales tax laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
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    Ok. May have erred a bit. Those companies, if they have no presence at all in any given state, should not be able to force them to collect sales taxes. Interstate commerce violation? Also, how is it possible, if a company is doing nothing other than taking an order, finalizing a sale, and tendering a shipment to UPS, FedEx, or whomever, is responsible for, and forced to collect, sales taxes of another state in which they do not live in or operate a business from? How can that possibly be legal? What happened to each state being its own sovereign entity? How can a State, allow another State to force one of its citizens to do something against their will? I do not see this fight ending at this ruling. There will be some enterprising folks that will challenge this from a different angle.
    Sounds like you didn’t bother to read the actual SCOTUS ruling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    It pisses me off when I order something online or through Amazon Prime and it's shipped from another state than Indiana and I pay sales tax because they have a distribution center in Indiana.
    Same here in Fl. We have three in state. Before I order, I can usually find another location that is not in Fl, but sometimes, and now all the time, we gotta eat it.
    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." John Adams

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    You know - it does seem to me that basically - you should have to pay state sales tax for things purchased online.

    I'm just not sure how it ought to work. If I have a store in Maryland, and someone buys something in my store - they pay Maryland sales tax.
    It seems to me if they THEN go home and buy the SAME THING online - they should still pay Maryland sales tax.
    Some of the current definitions of who should and shouldn't - muddy the waters.

    If I drive up to Pennsylvania to buy a pizza from my favorite pizzeria - or drive to Philly to buy a cheese steak from one of their best places -
    I'm going to pay sales tax (yes, they tax ready to eat food). I can also order this stuff online - I think it's fair to pay the same tax.

    Where it gets complicated is, when you buy something online from a company that is literally everywhere.
    When it's Wal-Mart - well, they're everywhere. What tax should be done, then? You can order it from Wal-Mart and they can put on a *Maryland* tax -
    but - it's probably not originating in Maryland.

    You can say, well, then, no tax at all. But all that does is throw the entire commerce in the direction of large companies that can
    put themselves anywhere - and chokes small companies that MUST have a physical presence - and are punished for it.
    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.".Daniel Webster

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    You know - it does seem to me that basically - you should have to pay state sales tax for things purchased online.

    I'm just not sure how it ought to work. If I have a store in Maryland, and someone buys something in my store - they pay Maryland sales tax.
    It seems to me if they THEN go home and buy the SAME THING online - they should still pay Maryland sales tax.
    Some of the current definitions of who should and shouldn't - muddy the waters.

    If I drive up to Pennsylvania to buy a pizza from my favorite pizzeria - or drive to Philly to buy a cheese steak from one of their best places -
    I'm going to pay sales tax (yes, they tax ready to eat food). I can also order this stuff online - I think it's fair to pay the same tax.

    Where it gets complicated is, when you buy something online from a company that is literally everywhere.
    When it's Wal-Mart - well, they're everywhere. What tax should be done, then? You can order it from Wal-Mart and they can put on a *Maryland* tax -
    but - it's probably not originating in Maryland.

    You can say, well, then, no tax at all. But all that does is throw the entire commerce in the direction of large companies that can
    put themselves anywhere - and chokes small companies that MUST have a physical presence - and are punished for it.
    It's not when you go to Pennsylvania and buy a pizza it's when you order a pizza from Pennsylvania and have it delivered to Maryland. Why should one then pay Pennsylvania taxes..
    Another question would be are these companies that collect 4-8% sales tax actually giving it to the state or occasionally adding to the profit margin..
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