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4 Collects Sales Tax for Texas Residents

submitted on July 3, 2012 by shawndiaz in "Stores / Merchants", last updated on August 30, 2012 by YanBz
I found this to be a little upsetting. The big "cloud giant" Amazon is now collecting Sales Tax on all applicably taxed transactions for the residents of Texas. In the report below, Amazon had a distribution plant in Irving, TX but closed it last year due to the dispute of Texas wanting to collect taxes.

I had always wondered how long they would operate "tax-free" that did not include 3rd party vendors. I guess the time has come.

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    Posted by HouTex on July 3, 2012
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    My comment would be censored!! Evil Sad
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    Posted by sandyshore on August 30, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    ...add PA to the list, starting Saturday, August 31, 2012 amazon will collect PA sales tax

    looks like California is set for Sept 15
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    Posted by lootango on August 30, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    This really bothers me... I'm with HouTex on this one! Not cool Amazon!
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    Posted by YanBz on August 31, 2012
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    I am probably in a minority here, but I think all online retailers should collect sales tax just as regular stores do. One - it will put them in the same boat with b&m stores, two - it will help states get out of the financial hole and add some $$$ into the people's retirement funds.
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      Posted by Solstice on August 31, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Well, my general outlook regarding taxes overall is wee bit more uncommon than the general citizen. However, given the current system, and assuming it remains in place, then I'm in the same boat as you Yan. I think they should be charging sales tax for online purchases.
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    Posted by skababy69 on August 31, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Smile i will only agree to a online sales tax AS LONG as the online retailers keep their product prices lower than regular brick and mortar stores.

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