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Marketplace Fairness Act

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:26 am

I haven't read it but it sounds like something that was long overdue. If we want in any way to save brick and mortar retail in the internet age we have to fix this one gigantic problem. Most consumers will probably be upset. They think internet sales are "tax free" of course that isn't the case.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... t=My+Yahoo
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Re: Marketplace Fairness Act

Postby ArturoBandini » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:27 pm

I don't have any problem with treating online sales the same as in-person sales with regard to sales taxes, so I don't object to the bill.

However, I don't think that this will save brick-and-mortar stores, nor I am I sure that saving brick-and-mortar stores should be a stated goal of such a bill. I think that online retailers will probably be able to outcompete brick-and-mortar stores even if sales taxes are added.

I buy a lot of goods online and I do add WI state sales taxes to my annual state return to account for these purchases. Sales taxes are a less-bad form of taxation than direct income taxation, so I'm willing to compromise my anti-tax zealotry for that reason.
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