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Amazon is working hard to limit the amount of states requiring the collection of sales tax on online purchases. The company recently struck a deal with the state of Texas in which the state agreed to delay the collection of sales tax. [REUTERS]

Anyone feel like Amazon should nip this problem in the bud for good?

Just to be clear, by “nip this problem in the bud for good” you mean bully state governments into giving them an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses by giving them the power of enabling people’s inherent desire to dodge taxes whenever they can, which would paradoxically mean a loss of revenue for those state governments, when Amazon is already doing things like selling books at prices so low they make no profit, simply for the sake of driving competition out of business, right?

ohheybill:shortformblog:reuters:

Amazon is working hard to limit the amount of states requiring the collection of sales tax on online purchases. The company recently struck a deal with the state of Texas in which the state agreed to delay the collection of sales tax. [REUTERS]

Anyone feel like Amazon should nip this problem in the bud for good?

Just to be clear, by “nip this problem in the bud for good” you mean bully state governments into giving them an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses by giving them the power of enabling people’s inherent desire to dodge taxes whenever they can, which would paradoxically mean a loss of revenue for those state governments, when Amazon is already doing things like selling books at prices so low they make no profit, simply for the sake of driving competition out of business, right?

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  1. sweetfrancaise reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Amazon should act like any other bloody retailer and contribute money back to the states, end of story. It’s no wonder...
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    Amazon is working hard to limit the amount of states requiring the collection of sales tax on online purchases. The...
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    This is a big issue facing the election this year in California. The revenue we could earn from Amazon’s sales tax would...
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    Taxing all over the stating
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  21. chos reblogged this from reuters and added:
    Alaska has no sales tax, however I had no idea that it was possible...online purchases...
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    Exception made for incorrect info - Alaska does not have a sales tax.
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    How much money does Jeff Bezos need? Combine this with the controversy about corporate donations and you have a hot...