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Will Cover
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Amazon.com will begin collecting sales taxes from its Texas customers


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As part of the deal, Amazon plans over the next four years to create at least 2,500 jobs and make at least $200 million in capital investments in the state. And it will begin to collect and remit Texas sales tax on July 1.

The agreement resolves all sales tax issues between Texas and Amazon, Combs said. Amazon closed a distribution center in Irving a year ago due to the dispute over whether it should collect sales taxes in Texas.


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Kingwood Tiger
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I Love Bama
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Aww frick. This is how it starts.





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bunky
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Government's gonna government.

I thought a ruling entity reaching into our pockets constantly was one of the contributing factors to the Revolution.



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Will Cover
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Member since Mar 2007
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Aww frick. This is how it starts.


It has to start somewhere?

My Amazon Prime membership will start to look less attractive if and when this comes to Louisiana.







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ATL TGR
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Time to start shopping other websites...





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Napoleon
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My Amazon Prime membership will start to look less attractive if and when this comes to Louisiana.


Wait so you don't voluntarily claim all of your internet purchases and then pay the taxes on them?

..and I thought OTers were law abiding.







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tom
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For typing the word "revolution", you have likely been entered into an FBI watchlist.





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Brettesaurus Rex
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Haha. Amazon messed with Texas.





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Will Cover
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Member since Mar 2007
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re: Amazon.com will begin collecting sales taxes from its Texas customers


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Wait so you don't voluntarily claim all of your internet purchases and then pay the taxes on them?


I paid over $27K in Federal taxes alone last year. Shouldn't I be exempt the same way D'Shiki and L'Michael are for not paying taxes?






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SW2SCLA
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I won't stop using amazon if they start doing this in Louisiana. Their prices are still cheaper than almost any store.





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The Mick
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I paid over $27K in Federal taxes alone last year.
You poor.






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Zappas Stache
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On one hand it pisses me off. On the other, States are all in a monetary bind and a significant part of it is sales taxes lost to internet sales.





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Napoleon
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I paid over $27K in Federal taxes alone last year. Shouldn't I be exempt the same way D'Shiki and L'Michael are for not paying taxes?


A lil tongue in cheek there will, I don't pay taxes on internet purchases, and I make most of my purchases on the net. There was a thread about a year ago with someone saying it was akin to stealing to not pay these taxes.







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LSUFanNTX
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Damn.





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East Coast Band
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When I pay a sales tax, I go along with it because I've used public roads getting to the store. If I order online, what am I "getting" from the state?





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polarbehr
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only if they open a distribution center or store will you have to pay tax

kinda like itunes versus google, apple stores all over the place mean tax in the app store and itunes
no google stores mean no tax in the marketplace






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HamSandwich
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When I pay a sales tax, I go along with it because I've used public roads getting to the store. If I order online, what am I "getting" from the state?

You think UPS and FedEx use private roads to deliver those packages?






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Zappas Stache
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re: Amazon.com will begin collecting sales taxes from its Texas customers


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When I pay a sales tax, I go along with it because I've used public roads getting to the store. If I order online, what am I "getting" from the state?


You think UPS and FedEx use private roads to deliver those packages?



This. Plus sales taxes pay for a lot more than roads.






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barry
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I don't mind, I know TX won't frick up the use of the money like LA would.





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