This $#@!ing sucks.
This $#@!ing sucks.
What the $#@!, Amazon?
Welcome to my world. At least NewEgg doesn't charge sales tax.
There goes my prime account.
Thanks Gov. Perry.
amzn plz :(
$#@!, $#@!ing $#@!heads!!!!! I order a ton of $#@! from amazon, I may have to start looking elsewhere, $#@!ing $#@!s, douchebags!!!!!
I knew this would come someday. I thought it would be a lot sooner. This sucks. I do all my shopping on Amazon. I guess it will still be cheaper and more convenient then local stores.
This is just the beginning...if they can make one of the largest Internet players charge one of their biggest markets tax...
In a news release Combs thanked Amazon for moving forward and encouraged Congress to act too. "This is an important step in leveling the playing field in Texas; however, Congress should enact federal legislation that will give states access to revenues that are already due, which would resolve this issue fairly for all retailers and all state," she said.
Y'all know taxes are still due to the State of Texas on all purchases, right? If you buy something online and seller doesn't collect the sales tax, you're required to file This Form and remit the money directly to the State.This $#@!ing sucks.
Bunch of tax cheats on this board.
In NY, we have a pretty sweet deal (not as sweet as it was now that Amazon collects tax), but you could basically just pay $250 extra when you filed your taxes and they'd considered you having paid all owed sales tax in full.
Sales tax plus shipping = same price as b&m stores = much less amazon shopping for me = more money in wallet = happy hookers
Last edited by crash_davis; 04-27-2012 at 12:33 PM.
I bet this dumb $#@! is about to feel a backlash like she can't imagine and Amazon will get the same ......
I've NEVER stated that law enforcement was not a valid and valuable government service. My complaints are about the ethical, mental and psychological shortcomings of the people who are drawn to the profession and the manner in which those people arbitrarily, capriciously and violently perform their jobs.That is quite law abiding of you, for someone who doesn't respect those whose job it is to enforce the law.
Case in Point: Millions of upper middle class white people are flagrantly stealing hundreds of millions of tax dollars from state coffers. Will law enforcement officials even raise a finger to stop this theft? No. But these same officials are more than happy to flood Houston Metro buses with officers to perform warrant-less bag searches on dark skinned folks who are carrying around some recreational amount of weed. Then they suck each others $#@!s over their "success" and have their PR peeps go on TV and tell us how much safer we are now.
Only white people order from Amazon?
This sucks. I often find things cheaper on Amazon than I can get them locally, but this cuts into the bottom line. Prime may have to go.
Haven't been following the story closely, but I thought Amazon's stance was charge sales tax and we're taking our jobs and leaving. Surprised to see them collect sales tax AND to invest money/create jobs. I love Amazon so this sucks.
Got to imagine the (many more) states in real fiscal trouble see this as a go ahead to push Amazon for sales tax collection. October Puts purchased.
Damn! For a bunch of 1%ers that ball on nothing but the finest foods, drinks, women and luxuries, the LEGAL 6 1/4% is surely causing some whining.
I am pretty sure that if you setup shop in Texas (ie, have a business and physical address), like the distribution center they closed down, then you're supposed to collect Texas sales taxes. If they were to keep their distro center out of Texas, they wouldn't be forced to collect taxes. Amazon $#@!ed up here, not Texas. Amazon came in , setup shop, and didn't do what they were supposed to do. I wonder what loophole they found that actually let them get away with it for so long. Also, I keep hearing that you're still supposed to pay sales tax when you buy out of state, but I do not know anyone, or ever met anyone that has done so.
Amazon prime is pretty bad ass and you can pick up some deals, but I think I shop there mostly because it is convenient (1 click ), has a huge selection, and I can get it the next day if I really want it. They aren't the only show in town, though, and you're starting to see a lot more places with free shipping now.
Wasn't the issue that their distribution center was in a federal free-trade zone, hence they were exempt from state sales taxes?
If bricks and mortar merchants are required to charge sales tax, than Amazon should be required to charge as well. Its an unfair advantage, because nobody submits the tax directly to the state. If your argument is that all sales tax is wrong, fine.....but thats a separate discussion.
Good. They should be paying sales tax!
The convenience is still worth it to me. Maybe Amazon will lower the price of their goods to retain customers.
First CISPA passes and now this...WTF government?
The trade-off between the costs associated with shipping (online) vs maintaining local inventory and employees (B&M) are directly related to the business models each choose to pursue. I fail to see why one business model should be exempt from charging sales tax which in my mind should be consistent no matter which model you choose.
If online merchants can get away with not collecting sales tax at the time of purchase by pushing the responsibility onto the consumer (who never pay), then B&M stores should have the same option. At which point sales tax revenue would all but disappear.
Hopefully Amazon will run a perpetual or periodic special where you can enter a code and get a discount equivalent to the sales tax. Woot does this I believe.
B&M stores now have the advantage. They can perform hand-to-hand cash transactions off the books and not pay sales tax. I see this quite frequently, and it's becoming more pervasive.
wtf didnt amazon just move their operations to Louisiana or Arkansas?
so who is Amazon 2.0 i can start making tax free purchases with?
There's really no reason sales tax shouldn't get paid on the internet. The only question should be does the tax go to the state the purchase comes from or the state the purchase goes to? The reasonable thing should be where the person spending the money is located.
Look - I have a different business model than Amazon. And It works fine for me (and for them too). My analogy is more like this: If I have a retail store and someone else opens a warehouse down the street, but only does mailorder (and a much cheaper rate) butyou can't go in the store and buy something. But you can go into my store and pay a little more to get it right then and be able to see and hold what you're getting. Fine. Thats how free market go. But if the let's have that same example but the warehouse gets a tax exemption too, then that's hardly an even playing field.
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