Amazon begins collecting sales tax in three additional states

By Shawn Knight
Jan 2, 2014
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  1. Amazon on Wednesday started collecting sales tax from shoppers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee. State officials said the changes are expected to generate an extra $50 million per year collectively.

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 904   +72

    Taxes are an unfortunate necessity of living in a community. We would wish that they didn't exist so that our money could truly be our money, and spent as we desired. But taxes do help the community to some small degree. It would be nice if the tax system was unified and predictable. Or perhaps I'm dreaming of Utopia again?

    If I were the States I wouldn't start spending their anticipated money just yet. Never underestimate a citizens desire not to pay taxes. They will likely find some other way to purchase goods without the burden of the added expense.
  3. With government there is no extra 50 million a year. The states will get the 50 million and spend 150 million. Then the government will say they are broke again.
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  4. EClyde

    EClyde TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 113   +11

    Glad it ain't my state and NO they are not an unfortunate necessity of living in a community. Sheeesh !
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  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,492   +73

    Amazon has to charge it or take a loss in it's profits.
  6. How amazon got away with this for as long as they did having a huge physical presence in Indiana is truly remarkable. No other business could have done so, except one that folded its doors before the state came a knockin'
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,492   +73

    I was up in New England and Amazon and HSN never charged me tax. Only QVC did. Now back in South Florida area all of them charge me tax. Amazon starting too on some items. Since I got rid of Prime I can have more control over seeing what else I was being charge for. States like NV and NH don't collect tax on goods. So you walk into Walmart and say that HDTV was $150 that's all you pay is $150. I had a shopping spre when I was working in NH on project. Saved a lot of money not paying tax.


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