Internet sales tax, yea or nay?
Legislation has been in the works for some time to reverse a 50 year-old decision that bars collecting tax on out-of-state sales. eBay is concerned to the point to sending emails regarding the issue to eBay sellers like myself (though I'm hardly an eBay seller- I've sold a handful of items over the last 10 years or so and plan on doing even less now that eBay has a policy that states that buyers can return any item for any reason for refund even if they have themselves damaged it or exchanged it with something different-- yes, that happens!).
My own feeling is that if small business retailers have to collect sales tax (like my wife and her business partner do at their used bookstore) then items sold on-line should be taxed as well. I'm not opposed to all on-line sales but I do think fair is fair and on-line sales should be taxed. And I say this as someone who lists books on-line (mostly obscure stuff, not more common titles that do well in the store). It would complicate my business activities but again, fair is fair.
So I'm curious as to how others here feel about this. On-line sales taxed, yea or nay?
Here's an article that explains some of this in more detail:
"We are cruelly trapped between what we would like to be and what we actually are."
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