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wheelr
Lafayette
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re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


I'm pissed.

This should be very productive for e-commerce and the economy.

I for sure won't be spending as much as I do on Amazon and other sites when everything is almost 10% more expensive. That money won't be shifting to local businesses either, I'll just do without.






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Croacka
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Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
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I for sure won't be spending as much as I do on Amazon and other sites when everything is almost 10% more expensive. That money won't be shifting to local businesses either, I'll just do without.


What the hell are you talking about?

Everyone is gonna quit consuming bc it gets more expensive?

All it does is level the playing field

If amazon and the like want to continue their numbers, they will have to adapt






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AndyCBR
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2012
166 posts

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I disagree 100%.

This is a money grab, plain and simple.

Plenty of brick and mortar stores do well when they have a business model that works regardless of the sales tax.

I don't believe the state has a right to capitalize on every item that crosses into the state if it wasn't manufactured or distributed there.

For those that love the idea you must be filling out your state tax return to include the online purchases, right?







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CptBengal
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Member since Dec 2007
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stupid "Her a derp, Obama is taxing the internet, lol liberals!" line that I've seen several times on here.



do you know why the online marketplace has been so successful, and helped keep our economy afloat?

because you seem to be wholly ignorant on this topic, and many others tbh.






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hawkster
Member since Aug 2010
4980 posts

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It essentially changes nothing in La if you don't fraud your tax return

Not saying I do or I dont


Does the "use tax" or whatever they call it on the Louisiana tax return collect parish and municipal sales taxes and forward them to local government? Will the new internet sales tax include local taxes?






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CptBengal
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All it does is level the playing field



you can level the playing field by removing all sales taxes.

briock and mortar stores can open websites and increase their business that way.

do you even know what you're talking about, or are you just repeating the talking points posted in the newspaper and repeated ad nauseum by the talking heads on TV?






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TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
32332 posts

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All it does is level the playing field


That's not all it does. It's going to add a permanent "tax collection" tax to any business that has more than a local foot print. I did some quick pricing recently and the software/service that helps businesses collect and remit taxes to for all the different localities in the country was going to add at least $1.50 per transaction. I don't think us shifting local tax dollars to shipping companies is a good end result either, but they need to come up with a better solution than everyone has to collect taxes for everywhere they have customers.






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AndyCBR
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2012
166 posts

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This is going to frick up Amazon


Amazon is actually for it because they want a distribution center in every state eventually.

What Amazon won't say is they also own an internet business that processes the taxes for the 9000 or so tax districts in the US. For a modest fee....

So if you sell on ebay.... Ebay fees + paypal fees + sales tax + sales tax processor fees + shipping




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iwasthere
UNO Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2010
1080 posts

re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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you can level the playing field by removing all sales taxes


Not disagreeing with you, but what would states that rely on that money do about the loss of revenue?






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SG_Geaux
LSU Fan
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Member since Aug 2004
49267 posts

re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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you can level the playing field by removing all sales taxes.









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wheelr
Lafayette
Member since Jul 2012
1195 posts

re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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What the hell are you talking about?


I thought it was pretty clear. I'm going to be a bit tighter with my discretionary spending if the channels I buy from increase prices by almost 10%. I don't give a shite about Amazon's numbers, I'm talking about mine.

Also, no one said "everyone is going to quit consuming" so what the hell is it YOU are talking about?






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OMLandshark
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Apr 2009
37218 posts

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Nice to see someone who understands why this is shite. Hopefully the House kills this horesecrap bill.



If you think the House gives anymore of a damn, then you really haven't been paying attention.






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CptBengal
USA Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
37311 posts

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Not disagreeing with you, but what would states that rely on that money do about the loss of revenue?


hmmmm....you do know that by removing sales taxes, people tend to buy MORE things, right? and that with increased purchases comes increased profits for business, right?

You, I'm sure, also know that business pay taxes.


i swear to god most liberals cant think beyond 1 step at a time.






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Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
48720 posts

re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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you can level the playing field by removing all sales taxes.


Yes, please explain your plan for this






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CptBengal
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quote:

SG_Geaux


why is that funny?

you do know that a similar tax was the cause of great consternation for those wishing to be free in the late 1700s, right?






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Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
48720 posts

re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


You were using yourself as an example and said you would just do without

Obviously that's not feasible for most things

You didn't exactly say what purchases you were referring to






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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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I disagree 100%.

This is a money grab, plain and simple.






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CptBengal
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re: Internet Sales Tax passes Senate


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you can level the playing field by removing all sales taxes.



Yes, please explain your plan for this


If the argument FOR the tax is "leveling the playing field"

the field can be leveled by either adding a new tax to the group untaxed....or removing the tax from the group being taxed. It's quite a simple concept.

I mean, you do realize there are states with no sales tax, right?

you do realize state governments do function without it, right?






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doublecutter
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Hear & Their
Member since Oct 2003
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My take on this is the feds have this law andwhen it's instituted, everyone involved will realize it's. A clusterf##k and they will start taxing the internet sales as a federal sales tax. This is the first step in that direction.





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iwasthere
UNO Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2010
1080 posts

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If BestBuy doesn't have to collect sales tax in Louisiana, because it is done away with, what money will they owe to Louisiana?





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