US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

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Re: US Supreme court decision on online sales tax

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.

But they do ask. It's a question on your state income tax form.

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