Fuhgeddaboudit Posted April 24, 2013 Share Posted April 24, 2013 Read here: http://news.yahoo.com/tax-free-internet-shopping-jeopardized-063059401.html;_ylt=A2KJ2UZManZR6xcAW6HQtDMD WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate. The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives. Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. As a result, many online sales are essentially tax-free, giving Internet retailers a big advantage over brick-and-mortar stores. The Senate voted 74 to 20 Monday to take up the bill. If that level of support continues, the Senate could pass the bill as early as this week. Amazon knew this would happen. They were and are already building warehouses in certain states around the U.S. They know they won't have that tax incentive anymore, so they figure they'll ship things quicker than competitors. Even eBay I believe is trying to implement same-day shipping. Not sure how that's working. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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