Obama backs Internet sales tax bill

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
mamallama Forum Pro • Posts: 51,368
Re: That subject line is just silly

Tom_N wrote:

mamallama wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

nordilux wrote:

in all honesty, it isn't a fair playing field for brick and mortars that have to compete.

So when are these brick and mortar shops going to pay for same-day shipping for competitors' mail orders, you know, so the brick and mortar stores won't have an unfair advantage when it comes to delivery times?

What does this have to do with whether the item is taxed or not? That's a pricing issue.

It has everything to do with the oft-trotted-out claim that this is about a "fair playing field", which is a complaint by the retail stores that taxes make their goods more expensive than the competition's.  You know, "a pricing issue."

Big, fair retail stores like Fry's will meet or beat any internet price, but will not pay the taxes which internet stores are not required to collect. The goods themselves are not more expensive, it's the tax that internet buyers can cheat on. The new proposed internet tax only makes the internet seller responsible for collecting the tax which the B&M store must do. That's the only leveling.

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