Congress Starts Pushing an Online Sales Tax

Tax FreeTen U.S. Senators are now proposing a “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which creates a new system letting states collect sales taxes from purchases made online. “It’s about closing a tax loophole,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, part of a bipartisan coalition which has already introduced similar legislation in the House of Representatives.

Strangely, Amazon has just issued a press release saying they support the bill, calling it “a win-win resolution,” according to one Kindle blog, though they may just be hoping to lobby for exemptions from each individual state.

“Instead of a national sales tax, these new taxes will only be imposed at the individual discretion of each separate state legislature, and that’s an area where multi-billion dollar companies like Amazon can still exert a lot of pressure.

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  • Anonymous

    This is very good and Polite work by the congress for normal and Middle class person.Those person who have pay the tax .they have raise the benefit of this step.
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  • no tax and better products

    yeah amazon can pay the sales tax.

  • no tax and better products

    yeah amazon can pay the sales tax.

  • iblamegod

    this is GOOD

  • iblamegod

    this is GOOD

  • Insidertrader

    Hey if you are not getting enough kickback from bribes this is an open market.  And Congress sees that.  Just wait to see if the censorship bill passes.  this is all part of the grand scheme to lock down the internet. 

  • Insidertrader

    Hey if you are not getting enough kickback from bribes this is an open market.  And Congress sees that.  Just wait to see if the censorship bill passes.  this is all part of the grand scheme to lock down the internet. 

  • Lfaigen

    This sucks. I am a jewelry designer with two online shops and no employees. Having to collect and pay sales tax to 50 different states would be a HUGE hassle and a time consuming accounting nightmare. Besides, states already have sales tax laws. The state in which the product is sold requires online sellers to collect and pay  sales tax if they’re located in a state that charges it. My state has no sales tax. 

  • Lfaigen

    This sucks. I am a jewelry designer with two online shops and no employees. Having to collect and pay sales tax to 50 different states would be a HUGE hassle and a time consuming accounting nightmare. Besides, states already have sales tax laws. The state in which the product is sold requires online sellers to collect and pay  sales tax if they’re located in a state that charges it. My state has no sales tax. 

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