Amazon to be collecting sales tax in 7 states

Started Aug 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Davidwa
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Re: Amazon to be collecting sales tax in 7 states
In reply to Tim in upstate NY, Aug 30, 2012

VAT in the UK is simple and unavoidable for buyers in the UK, its charged by all internet sellers except small traders who's turnover is below a certain level. It does not matter if you live in Scotland, England, N Ireland or Wales we all pay and the tax all goes to central government. Because its a central government tax its very easy for them to raise the VAT rate when times are tough. Out VAT started about 40 years ago at 8% or 12 1/2% its slowly been raised over the years and is now 20%. When times are good it never seems to come back down. So if the US gets VAT beware it may start at a low rate but governments are expert at spending our money and I'm sure your rate will inch up over the years too.

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