There’s a wise adage that goes “Where you sit determines where you stand.” Keep that in mind when you hear someone advocate a new sales tax collection mandate on small out-of-state retailers.
In a post at BNET last week, Chris Dannen described how big retailers are supporting the so-called “streamlined sales tax”:
“Brick-and-mortar retailers — many of whom have operations online — are some of the most vocal proponents of the new online tax laws. The members of the pro-tax lobby, which includes Best Buy, WalMart ,Target and others, already collect sales tax online, regardless of the buyer’s state, and see Web-only retailers as having an unfair advantage. How to Tax E-Commerce without Killing Entrepreneurship (and eBay)” Read more