Effective June 1, Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on all items shipped to New York despite a pending lawsuit that challenges the state’s new law.
Earlier this year, New York enacted a new law that will require companies with affiliates in the stat
And about time, too. This is not, IMNSHO, an Internet tax. The laws outside of the Internet are consistent: if you buy something from a company in one state and take it to your residence in another, you have to pay sales tax in the latter state. The fact that people were not paying sales tax on Internet purchases was in fact a violation of the law. Very picky New Yorkers could pay the owed sales tax with their state income taxes, but even if you wanted to it was a major hassle.
The only real problem that I see with this is that now a vendor has to track sales tax in 50 states and so forth. Currently, a brick-and-mortal vendor only has to collect sales tax for one state.
There is no new "Internet tax." This is simply a move to enforce existing tax laws - you buy something to use in New York, you pay New York sales taxes.
it's illegal because New York would be taxing companies that do not reside in New York. It would be like California putting it's taxation onto you without California representation.
That's how it's unconstitutional. The companies wouldn't get representation from New York but yet want the taxation from them? It'll illegal and won't last long in court. It will be struck down and New York will be forced to pay the taxes back.
Your post is proof our education system is not just broken but non-existent.
The NY state was hoping to raise $50 million. They will raise maybe $2 million from Amazon customers. They will annoy a bunch of customers, who mostly happen to be voters too since they live there and are old enough to have credit cards. They will cause a bunch of innocent people to lose their jobs. They will reward the retailers who fire these people, by redirecting some sales to them from Amazon's market share. They will increase the cost of books, when in fact they should work hard to get people to read more.
NY is OVERTAXED already. Stop the corruption and waste, build in some efficiency and STOP overtaxing us. It is absurd how bad these politicians are in taking and taking from working people. They wouldn't make it in the private sector, so they become politicians. VOTE EVERY INCUMBENT OUT EVERY TIME UNTIL THEY STOP STEALING OUR MONEY.