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    No that the greedy politicians have forced any store selling anything to collect sales tax for all states that have sales tax during online sales, I hope we see that money put to good use. NY will be receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from stores in other states. Where will that money go?

    I can see this law slowing down online sales. In my case, I have to add 8% to the price of everything I buy online. Yes, I know we're required to pay that sales tax when we file out state taxes, but that's a different story.
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    But doesn't that just apply to when the item is available locally?

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    Here in California, we have to pay our local sales tax rate, not the state’s.

    So for all my purchases, I get to add 8.5%...at least I’m not in SF anymore where it was closer to 9%!
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    From what I understand, laws already existed about paying sales tax on online purchases. There were some stipulations that were attached to which purchases were applicable. Regardless, in many cases the onus was put on the consumer to pay based on the honor system. It is pretty obvious that few if any consumers made declarations to pay the required sales tax, if the seller did not add it.

    In some ways, I guess those who didn’t pay those taxes in the past, got some benefit from gaming the system. Not that I am happy about the extra cost, but I’m not sure a thread about it won’t just regress into a complaining session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPeacock View Post
    But doesn't that just apply to when the item is available locally?
    Nope! If you buy it, you pay tax. I'm sure there is some kind of limitation. I can't imagine someone in Iowa having to collect sales tax for NY on a $1.00 purchase. Technically, everyone pays their state the sales tax they owe from out-of-state purchases, so we have no right to complain. We've been paying that tax voluntarily every year when we file out state taxes. It's a Catch-22. If you complain to your local politicians, they'll say, "What? You haven't been sending the state sales tax on out-of state purchases?"
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    You Americans are spoiled.

    Pitifully small sales Tax.

    Goods that are way way cheaper than anywhere else in the World to start off with.

    Your Presidents do not like something then they slap a tariff on the imports.

    Yep its the American way.
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    On recent orders from Amazon and B&H, I paid 9.5% tax, I'm in Los Angeles.

    Adorama has not started charging tax so I just bought a complete Mac Mini system and saved about $300; Mac Mini i7 6 core 3.2MHz, 10Gb ethernet (8 GB RAM, 128GB SSD), Crucial 32 GB RAM, two external NVMe 4 slot enclosures, eight 1TB NVMe SSD drives (RAID-0 FOR 8TB of ultra fast storage), 8 TB backup drive, USB 3 hub, monitor cables (I have 2 Dell 19" rotating screens), high capacity UPS battery, HD webcam, all for about $3200.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Col50 View Post
    You Americans are spoiled.

    Pitifully small sales Tax.

    Goods that are way way cheaper than anywhere else in the World to start off with.

    Your Presidents do not like something then they slap a tariff on the imports.

    Yep its the American way.
    Please don’t lump us all in with Comrade Cheeto. I think many of us would love to have a simpler tax system that also helps to benefit the citizens by paying for social services. The problem is private interests have scared many of us into thinking the government just wants to rob us, and thus see any increase in taxation as a direct assault on our freedom (it really isn’t, as evidenced by a plethora of other countries).

    As for the tariffs, that again is all President Drumpf.
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