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07/02/2007 12:33 AM ID: 63359 Permalink   

Bye-Bye to Tax-Free Online Purchases

 

Ever hear of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement? You will. 22 states are cooperating to unify sales taxes on online purchases. Over 1,000 companies have agreed to cooperate.

Congress is also considering a new tax plan intended to create a unified sales tax for shoppers, businesses and governments, and helping all states collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.

Lawmakers are also considering whether to continue the temporary ban on Internet taxes when it expires Nov. 1. If it's nixed, expect taxes and fees on broadband and dial-up connections and email accounts.

 
  Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com  
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  Email accounts?  
 
Yeah I can see all those hotmail users paying the USA tax money, especially the ones in ohhh Russia, China, etc.
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   07/02/2007 02:07 AM     
  ...  
 
this has to do with purchases... not a email tax..
 
  by: newsfreak   07/02/2007 03:25 AM     
  but...  
 
what about the part that says "If it's nixed, expect taxes and fees on broadband and dial-up connections and email accounts."

a tax on e-mail... therefore "a email tax"
 
  by: yerpdizzle   07/02/2007 04:03 AM     
  Feh  
 
Let them, I live in a state without any sales tax.
 
  by: caution2     07/02/2007 05:04 AM     
  AH..  
 
one more tax, just what i was waiting for.
 
  by: _undead   07/02/2007 06:10 AM     
  @Caution  
 
This sounds a lot like a federal sales tax.
 
  by: Gogevandire   07/02/2007 09:16 AM     
  Bah  
 
nt
 
  by: ablindmansees     07/02/2007 03:35 PM     
  Because this is what's wrong...  
 
All those damn online sales are what's creating our deficit. Ignore all the massive increases on military spending and all the rich people that aren't paying taxes because they know the right person.
 
  by: Dark_Stang   07/02/2007 03:46 PM     
  @Stang  
 
I have to agree.... Yes, we have it good now with online buying, but just because it's good for us, doesn't mean it's necessarily good for the country.
 
  by: seniorgato     07/02/2007 04:08 PM     
  hah  
 
ill just continue using my own mail server.
 
  by: robplatt   07/02/2007 05:13 PM     
  I agree  
 
with taxing sales online. After all if you are buying something from a state in which sales tax is required, its requied. I'm not saying taxation without representation is right, but hey.

I do not however agree with charging me any additional taxes on internet connections (already taxed on some items, or as the ISP provides it, passing the buck from their taxes), and I sure as hell will NEVER stand for an email tax. <deleted>, is what i'd say to congress.
 
  by: Jediman3     07/02/2007 10:10 PM     
  I'll give up the internet  
 
Over paying an unfair tax. It'll just be another one of my life altering changes that I have started. Instead of going online i'll just go for a walk.
 
  by: ohioankev   07/02/2007 10:31 PM     
  Thank  
 
The democrats, tax everything.
 
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   07/02/2007 11:26 PM     
  @ahh  
 
I'll do that, right after I thank the Republicans who ran up massive debts that need to be paid off in the first place. "Fiscal conservatives," my -ss.
 
  by: MomentOfClarity     07/02/2007 11:49 PM     
  Email tax!?  
 
Well they can get fu*ked!
 
  by: Zmethod     07/03/2007 12:23 AM     
  @Dark Stang  
 
I'm confused here. How is paying a state sales tax going to help with the federal deficit?? Most of the federal govts money comes from income tax.
 
  by: groovedaddy   07/03/2007 05:40 AM     
  @ahhhhhhhh  
 
Did you read the article?

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced legislation to tax Internet purchases now slipping through what some politicians consider a tax loophole.

Doesn't the "R" usually mean Republican?
 
  by: Kavok   07/03/2007 05:49 AM     
  @Kavok  
 
It used to mean Republican. I am sad to say there aren't many of them left.
 
  by: TOMBLIK     07/03/2007 04:36 PM     
  @TOMBLIK  
 
Really?
What a strange and wonderful world you must live in!
Please pass those drugs you are taking, i'd like some too!
 
  by: Jediman3     07/03/2007 05:20 PM     
  @Jedi  
 
I think Tom means real republicans are few and far between.
 
  by: Gogevandire   07/03/2007 05:23 PM     
  @seniorgato  
 
We are the county.

I beleive it goes "We the people of the Unted States"
 
  by: webfeind   07/04/2007 05:11 AM     
  @Dark_Stang  
 
are you being sarcastic?

I hope so.
 
  by: landers     07/05/2007 08:48 PM     
 
 
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