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Jun302011

Amazon.com: please charge me sales tax

I love Amazon.com, but it is not fair to brick and mortar retailers that Amazon gets away with undercutting prices by avoiding sales tax.  Also, it reduces state tax revenue, forcing us to cut back services or pay more in other taxes and fees.  As a loyal Amazon customer, I ask you:  please start chargning me sales tax.

Reader Comments (6)

There is ongoing dispute and debate whether the online giant is required to pay sales tax, although sales tax is already collected in five states where it has stores or offices. The company argues that it is protected by a 1992 Supreme Court ruling forbidding a state from forcing a business to collect sales tax unless it has physical stores in the state. tax relief attorney

Don't worry. The federal government is Taxing Amazon.com anyway because since they have income They are taxed income tax among other taxes. class action attorney

12.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

With many state coffers cutting their budgets, they are looking ways to generate more revenues to continue their state programs. I hope that they'll be able to solve this "tax" problem in a legal manner. Financial advisor perth

I would agree, some of online transactions doesn't need to pay taxes and that's not a good thing for the economy. Taxes are very important income for the government to used on for special projects and for countries development.

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04.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterShakira

Since there is still transactions involved, taxes must be implemented even though it is online. I'm sure the government will receive a lot from charging taxes, but I hope that they use it for the right cause.

Ken, I have a better idea. If you want to pay sales tax for every thing you buy, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts already has in place a way for you to do just that. Simply file a Use Tax Return and pay the state for your purchases where you were not charged. It's really simple.

However, if folks in New Hampshire - who don't have a state sales tax want to buy something on Amazon, they shouldn't be charged just because you want to pay it.

05.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Huffman

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