Night Strike wrote:Bruceswar wrote:rdsrds2120 wrote:The tax isn't given by the business, though(?) If it's paid by the consumer who does use those government resources (the same amount of tax that they'd pay at a brick/mortar), how does the venue in which that tax money goes to that respective government matter? It sounds like the same ends with different means.
Me and rds to not always agree but this is one area we agree on. I mean I am not a big fan of being taxed to death, but why should where you buy an item determine if you pay taxes or not.
Because there's no justification for a business in Virginia to collect and remit taxes for California. If that business is only located in Virginia, then why is it their job to find out the exact sales tax where the customer resides and then send that amount to California? If that same Californian had gone to Virginia to buy the product in person, the business would not be required to collect and remit California taxes, so why must it do so on an internet transaction? It doesn't make any sense.
I am not saying I agree with the law how it is written. I would rather see where the store is located or the site is located should be the tax rate as a customer pay. If some company wants to move to Montana to evade taxes I say let them. Montana does not have a sales tax. As I said it does not matter where you buy an item, if it is a taxable item then taxes should be apply weather you buy it online or in a store.