E-Fairness, how does that work?
Collecting sales taxes from store cash registers is relatively simple, even with different rates in different counties.
But when either the buyers or sellers are on the Internet and not in the same county or state; who pays the tax, and what governmental entity gets the tax thus collected?
That simple question opens up consideration for a whole new tax; the National Sales Tax.
To be “fair”, EVERY business in the U.S. selling to people in the U.S. would have to collect and remit to the Federal Government this new, additional tax on those sales.
It would be up to some new Federal sales-tax-collecting bureaucracy to send those tax dollars back to the contributing states in some “fair” and balanced manner.
The irony here is that taxes, new or otherwise, are never collected or redistributed “fairly”.
A National Sales Tax also smacks of socialism.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- Taxes, Sales Taxes, Socialism and the Free Market, Part 2 (zonetraveler.wordpress.com)
- Herman Cain Was Against A National Sales Tax Before He Was For It (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Amazon Pushing National Sales-Tax Bill, a Victory for its All-or-Nothing Stance (xconomy.com)
- AP Interview: Internet tax a states’ rights issue (sfgate.com)
- 9-9-9: An Analysis (radocracy.com)
- A Curse Of David? (duanegraham.wordpress.com)