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
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 Willis 7 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 something would change. Although it was not any real income to speak of, but any...
by cameciob 5 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 from Amazon every month....I am sad and mad ( I just lost my full time job with...
by logic,commonsense 7 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 want it, it will not pass. If they do, then why shouldn't we have one?Every...
by ptosis 15 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 circumstances aren’t amenable. Do you believe that “If you’re still poor at 35, you...
by Mark Passarelli 8 years ago
Does anyone know why Amazon is not allowed in Colorado? Also if it will be allowed in eventually. Thanks
by Kathryn L Hill 5 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 and peaceful transition to socialism, according to Wikipedia) Is this true?Can...
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