The planet Scott
But, instead of everyone paying the same tax on the same items, thereby adding to badly needed state tax revenues, Scott wants to collect up to one billion dollars in new online taxes so that he can REDUCE offline taxes by the same amount.
Not only is this plan not “on the level”, it is not well thought out.
Scott and the rest of his Tallahassee toadies demonstrate no clue how to actually collect sales taxes from online, out of state companies.
They don’t even know how to collect online sales taxes already required of Florida residents.
Also, if The State collects 6% online sales taxes, what about counties such as Hillsborough which need a few extra pennies to pay for things like stadiums for the Bucs (and maybe the Rays)?
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- Bills to tax online sales advance in Senate (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Bills to tax online purchases advance in Senate (tampabay.com)
- Your comments: Pennsylvania should reach agreements with online retailers before enforcing sales tax on residents (pennlive.com)
- Florida Senate Considers Taxing Internet Sales (tampa.cbslocal.com)
- Arizona hits Amazon with $53 million tax bill (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Florida’s real scofflaws (verbumsapienti.wordpress.com)
- Amazon may bring jobs to state if deal is reached – CBS News (skillsinfo.wordpress.com)
- Net Sales Tax Supporters Hope For More GOP Support (techdailydose.nationaljournal.com)
- Pennsylvania residents must now track, pay sales tax on online purchases (pennlive.com)
- The Nightmare of Sales Tax for Everyone (thestreet.com)