Pass the Internet Sales Tax
I guess I’m going to anger my regular readers even more
today; they are starting to tune in to see what crazy idea I’ve come up with
lately. Today’s idea is that it is wrong
to be able to buy stuff on the internet and not pay the appropriate sales tax
to your home state.
In saying this I am sure that this will decrease internet sales, and increase local sales of some items, as the combination of sales tax and shipping cost will turn some people off to some sales. The problem is that most states need the revenue from lost sales tax in order to continue needed services without going bankrupt, and local retailers need the business.
I can think of no legitimate reason why the present situation where most internet sales are tax free should continue, except personal selfishness.
If the internet sales tax bill now before Congress passes into law, I’m sure it will reduce some of the purchases I normally make via the internet, especially with Amazon, but only marginally, as I will continue to give considerable weight to the convenience and ease of internet purchases – and to the fact that some items I have bought I could find no other way.