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Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Vitchilo
It used to be only if the company of origin was in the state did you have to pay state taxes..
In the last 5 years most states have started ignoring that rule, and suddenly states with no online tax had one, and those that had them now charge for every purchase. Here in Washington it doesn't matter where I buy, the law says anything SHIPPED gets taxed. If I go to Oregon and buy something in an actual store I pay no taxes.. If I buy, say, a washing machine and have it delivered to my home in Washington ... I pay taxes.
Personally I don't mind sales tax so long as I don't pay income tax.. but I pay both..
Originally posted by lpowell0627
reply to post by schuyler
Of course "nobody" does it. However, it remains legal for states to collect this tax. The only thing is for states to be able to access the net's database of shopping records efficiently. Once that's done, we will all be getting a "tax due" bill.