US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

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dsjtecserv Veteran Member • Posts: 3,692
Re: US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

yodermk wrote:

nofumble wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

yodermk wrote:

Yeah mixed feelings. Obviously I have loved this loophole. More taxes always sucks.

But I don't think you can argue that the situation now is fair. I never even consider buying big ticket camera items from local stores, and that sucks. If this will make it so they can compete again, that would be a good thing.

If states would just lower sales tax rates across the board to compensate, it could be a win-win. But I think we all know that won't happen.

An alternative option for me is to buy the big dollar stuff when I'm visiting my family in Oregon, which has no tax.

What state do you live in? I'm willing to bet that under current law, if you buy in Oregon (no sales tax), and then bring the item home to your state, you are required to report the purchase and pay "use tax".

You're not being subjected to any new taxes, simply better enforcement of existing taxes.

If they don't ask, don't tell.

Yeah. On states with income taxes, they do usually ask with a "use tax" line item. I suppose technically, leaving that blank would be committing perjury. But even then, I don't think anyone anywhere does it.

I do. Right here in Virginia.

My state does not have an income tax so I am never asked about it and never have to make any declaration. I looked it up and there is a form to report it. But if anyone ever does it I'd be pretty surprised.


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