States look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps
AUSTIN, Texas State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as Amazon.com.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_broken_bu … rnet_sales
I know some states have started collecting taxes from Amazon and the affiliates were dropped as a result...I'm hoping my state doesn't do that...
here's another interesting article
Amazon to Connecticut, Arkansas: Drop Dead Over Sales Tax
They need to legalize pot and forget this stupidity.
If they legalized pot they might end war where all the money is going.
Legalizing and taxing pot won't help - nothing will until we realize that the country can't support the standard of living that we have decreed that all citizens must enjoy.
Taxing the internet is a stop gap measure as well - it is nothing but another attempt to get more taxes to pay for more services that our politicians have decided that "the people" want and that therefore keep those politicians their jobs.
Arkansas is one of those States to pass a tax bill on Amazon. I am not surprised since this State taxes us on anything. Wal-Mart is based in Arkansas and has been screaming about this since they have competition. Wally-world goes after any and all competitors.
I have until July 24 and then it is "no more Amazon partnership."
by Michael Willis6 years ago
Woke up this morning to check the e-mail...and it was there.The dreaded e-mail of notification that my contract would be voided and I would no longer be able to make any money from the affiliate program!I was hoping...
by logic,commonsense6 years ago
Why does this president not trust the American voter to vote appropriately on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?Apparently he knows what's best for us better than we do.If the majority of voters do not...
by cameciob4 years ago
and probably all accounts comming from MN, in the account that the state had passed a law to collect Internet taxes. So, that will not pay any advertising fees to accounts in Minnesota.I used to make some pocket change...
by ptosis3 months ago
yea or nea? Are you HAPPY! that the richest .01% get less taxes? I mean - they did earn it didn't they?Do they just work harder? Is everybody else just stupid and lazy? Hard work will only get you so far if...
by Nelle Hoxie7 years ago
The vote wasn't even close 35 to 18. While Amazon has not yet cut off affiliates, about one dozen merchants have. If you live in Connecticut this is the time to prepare to lose Amazon and a bunch of other affiliate...
by Kathryn L Hill4 years ago
-today in the Forums, it was stated that socialism offers freedom and low taxes. This is what we have learned today, 3/9/13 from advocates of Social Democracy for the United States (A Social Democracy promotes a gradual...
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