One step closer to a Taxable Internet

By on January 24, 2003, 5:06 PM
Not that this [URL=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29267-2003Jan22.html]news[/URL] got me excited or anything, but it's good to stay informed, here's a bit to get you started:

Lawmakers and tax officials from more than 30 states are meeting today in Tampa, Fla., to lay the groundwork for taxing digital services sold on the Internet, such as downloadable music, movies and software.

The two-day conference is led by a coalition that last fall approved a plan to make it easier for states to collect sales taxes on products sold over the Internet.


Thinking of online hardware retailers, for example, I believe this could become a large disadvantage as this would add to the cost + the usual shipping we are used to pay when buying online. A medium sized store could become less competitive than larger retailers such as Best Buy, etc.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.