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One State already taxing RAIN yes rain.
I heard part of it yesterday, just the news B-4 the break and I laughed and switched channels.
Yet I never got back to the news in time to hear about anything.

So foxylady have you the scoop on this one?
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I heard part of it yesterday, just the news B-4 the break and I laughed and switched channels.
Yet I never got back to the news in time to hear about anything.

So foxylady have you the scoop on this one?
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I heard part of it yesterday, just the news B-4 the break and I laughed and switched channels.
Yet I never got back to the news in time to hear about anything.

So foxylady have you the scoop on this one?
Yep, it is seriously taxing rain. Holy sh*t.
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Yep, it is seriously taxing rain. Holy sh*t.
About time to fear our futures & $$$$$$$$$$.

And the question is why? Which there are plenty of answers as at every level of govt. does create waste of $.

And desires to do it again & again.
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Every business is required to keep books and records, and to render them up for examination by the State at the State's discretion. In the case of Miles Laboratories v Simon (33 Federal Supplement 962), a case concerning the state sales tax, it is declared: "The tax has been held to be a privilege fee imposed upon persons doing business at retail. ...The tax is not imposed upon the consumer, but upon those 'engaged in the business of making sales at retail, as hereinbefore defined.'"

It was also noted that the company has the option of adding the sales tax amount to the receipt or not to. Some stores have a fixed price on their goods, and when you go to the register to pay, the price that is on the price tag is the price that is charged. The tax that the company is liable for has already been included in the price as a cost of doing business. Most stores, however, calculate the tax and place it on the receipt, making it appear that the customer is the one liable for the tax.

Concerning an internet sales tax, governments are making a problem where one doesn't exist. Companies that make sales on the internet can make their sales the same as they would in their brick-and-mortar structures, with the sales taxes embedded into the price of the product as a cost of doing business. When they make a sale on the internet, it doesn't matter where the item is going. When the company makes their reports to their State, they send the money for the amount of the tax imposed upon them by that State.


It's not really all that complicated.

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aSavings is located in Brooklyn, New York. New York retailers are required to file quarterly sales reports to the State, and are required to pay a sales tax of 4%. If this tax is included in the price of the product as a cost of doing business, then Amazon, adding on a sales tax would be compounding a tax, or a tax upon a tax.

Amazon is just a sales person in the foregoing example, and is not the retailer.
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Congress Promotes Double Taxation

Journalist Stephen Ohlemacher wrote for The Associated Press 5 May 2013:
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The Senate is expected to pass a bill Monday making it easier for states to collect sales taxes for online purchases. Some of the nation's largest retailers are rejoicing. But small-business owners who make their living selling products on the Internet worry they will be swamped by new requirements from faraway states. "It's a huge burden for a company like ours," said Sarah Davis, co-owner of Fashionphile.com, a California-based company that sells high-end pre-owned handbags and purses. "We don't have an accounting department, we've got my father-in-law."

Davis started the company in 1999 and now runs it with her brother-in-law. They have 26 workers and three stores, in Beverly Hills, San Diego and San Francisco. Last year, Fashionphile.com did $10 million in sales, the vast majority of it online, Davis said. Fashionphile.com sells bags directly from its website and on eBay. The company collects sales taxes from customers who live in California, but not from people who live in other states, Davis said.

..."Complying and living under the tax laws of 50 states is a major undertaking because the process of complying with tax law goes far beyond just filling out the right forms," said Brian Bieron, eBay's senior director of global public policy. "You have to deal with the fact that all of these government agencies can audit you and can question you and can actually take you into court and sue you if they think you are doing something wrong."

Davis, the co-owner of Fashionphile.com, said even with free computer software, her business doesn't have the manpower to separate sales taxes for each state and meet each state's deadline to send in the money. "We collect and pay sales tax here in California and we're happy to do that. We receive benefit from that. We can influence lawmakers locally on how those taxes are spent and how much those are and how they're collected," Davis said.

"I don't feel the same about Indiana."
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Leave it to the congress to promote a complicating nightmare and making something more difficult than it really is.
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