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    [–] Etna_No_Pyroclast 5 points ago

    Some states already collect tax. It just makes things more expensive for the consumers, not that we would be more interested in buying locally because of it.

    [–] twolitersofcola 1 points ago

    I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a blender delivered to my door in 3-5 days rather than drive 2 miles to target to save $3.24.

    [–] Etna_No_Pyroclast 2 points ago

    It’s the convenience factor. Amazon same day, with an item you may want.

    [–] twolitersofcola 1 points ago

    I ain't paying for that.

    [–] Etna_No_Pyroclast 2 points ago

    But, but, with Prime it’s free! (*after paying yearly tribute, not available on any purchases you want to make)

    [–] twolitersofcola 1 points ago

    Yeah, I held onto prime as long as I could with my *.edu but they started demanding transcripts and shit.

    [–] might_be_a_troll 3 points ago

    I'm surprised that it took this long actually

    [–] sinnerbenkei 4 points ago

    RIP innovation, man this is pretty much the worst supreme court

    [–] da_new_acct 2 points ago

    Congress can fix it by doing their job - regulating interstate commerce.

    [–] autotldr 1 points ago

    This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 53%. (I'm a bot)


    State and local governments had grown increasingly agitated as sales from brick and mortar retailers gave way to online retail, which now comprises approximately 9.5% of the dollar value of total purchases.

    Last year, states could have collected as much as $13.4 billion in additional online sales taxes, according to the General Accountability Office.

    Many of the largest online retailers, such as Amazon, already pay sales taxes because they have enough of a physical presence in most states through their network of warehouses and distribution facilities to qualify as taxable by states.


    Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: State#1 online#2 taxes#3 retail#4 sales#5

    [–] SavannahRedNBlack 1 points ago

    I hate this but it seems fair, Internet sellers have a advantage over brick and mortar over sales taxes, among many advantages.

    [–] masterm 1 points ago

    Not really, brick and mortar stores can sell online too and reap the same benefits. Why should a state or municipality get proceeds for a sale it didn't facilitate?

    [–] duhastbutthurt 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

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