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Re: Despite Moratorium, States Move Toward Taxing E-Commerce
Posted by: Marilyn Geewax 2001-11-26 15:30:59
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Americans opposed to paying sales tax on online purchases won a battle this month when
Congress extended a moratorium on Internet-related taxes for two years. But next week,
state officials who hope to collect taxes from electronic and mail-order commerce will
meet in Salt Lake City to continue planning a strategy for winning the war. The
moratorium extension "doesn't set us back" from the goal of collecting sales taxes
within three years, said Charles Collins, director of North Carolina's sales tax division
of the Department of Revenue.

Re: Despite Moratorium, States Move Toward Taxing E-Commerce
Posted by: Jim Patton 2001-11-26 15:45:17 In reply to: Marilyn Geewax
The representatives of these states fail to see one point clearly, the American people do not want additional taxes, especially on any products they purchase on the internet.

Re: Despite Moratorium, States Move Toward Taxing E-Commerce
Posted by: Denise 2001-11-26 15:40:10 In reply to: Marilyn Geewax
If a fair, across-the-board tax arrangement could be implemented then I most certainly would agree to the sales in our three online stores to be taxed. We just may come to the time where individual state sales tax will become obsolete and in its place we may see a type of federal sales tax. The task is so huge! Every out-of-state sales transaction would be taxed no matter how the sale was generated: Internet, mail order, telephone or folks just passing through. Thanks for the post. Denise, raymondjewelers.com, diamondray.com, allglitz.com
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