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Originally posted by infinite8
Only things certain in life are death and taxes. Unreal how they want to double tax a product. It was already taxed on original purchase. What a scam.
Okay, I'll try to consider that maybe they reallly just want the tax money from the sales.
Well, why not take a more logical approach to the problem.
A federal internet sales tax, set a little higher than the average state sales tax. Which, the federal government administrates and the cost is taken from the revenue taken in. the remaining revenue is split fairly between the states.
The tax might be a little higher than what most state collect on the sales from their states, but that's okay, since you want the people to have the incentive of getting out of the house, walking around the mall, and visiting those brick and mortor shope that actually pay you property taxes.
Originally posted by Bay_Watcher
Please, people, read the article before you put your foots in your mouths.
this article is talking about income tax.
Charging sales tax on eBay sales is yet another issue, but not the one talked about in this article, nor one that the IRS has any say or interest in.
This is a large, untaxed underground economy which is growing larger. I commend the IRS for addressing this issue. The fact is, these people are stealing from you and me, making OUR taxes higher as a result.
it is an additional profit center for discount merchants. The size of these merchants varies from the largest (IBM, Dell) to the smallest (somebody's grandma who spotted a kit-cat clock at a garage sale for $1 and is selling it for $100 on eBay.
(If you really are interested in clearing out your attic, you may find craigslist.com a more appropriate venue.)
If you don't like it, work to change the system, and find some other way to fund goverment, and/or reduce the size of government.