Internet taxes..

Discussion in 'Truckers Political Forum' started by ironmanwife, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. ironmanwife

    ironmanwife Barn goddess

  2. j911brick

    j911brick Well-Known Member

    Its probably inevitable. The government(s) are loosing allot of tax revenue from on line (formerly catalog) sales. The problem is that if they tax those sales it will result fewer sales and a dwindling economy.
  3. terrylamar

    terrylamar Well-Known Member

    Texas already has a use tax on internet purchases.
  4. j911brick

    j911brick Well-Known Member

    Hows that? I don't recall ever paying a use tax. Sales tax yes, but its that way for all states and started many years ago with catalog sales.
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  5. terrylamar

    terrylamar Well-Known Member

    Just because you never paid it, doesn't mean it's not on the books.
  6. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    This issue has come and gone many times over the years since making purchases via the internet began to take hold.

    For my state, Washington, the purchaser is supposed to report and pay the sales tax for purchases made online. Most people either do not report and pay the sales tax or are unaware of their tax obligation.

    Also, only a few online merchants collect and remit sales tax in my state, Amazon being one.

    I have heard stories of people getting letters from the state Department of Revenue demanding payment for sales taxes on internet purchases. So far that has not happened to me.

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