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Old 08-12-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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Amazon "no sales tax" is going away!

More and more states are requiring sales tax from Amazon and other on-line companies! Our neighbor, Alabama, will start collecting sales tax from Amazon on November 1st. If your state does not, just wait, it's coming!

Like the old saying, "all good things must come to an end"
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We lost the Texas exemption a couple of years ago. With Amazon Prime I used to order items I could get from Home Depot and I had no sales tax and no gas to drive. But no more.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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We lost it a couple of years ago as well. I guess it helps the state with revenue, and it helps local shops even the playing field.....but I still don't like it!
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I'll continue to shop online over havin to go to the store, fight the crowds, stand in line due to too few checkers. If it doesn't arrive in a brown or white truck, I didn't buy it.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:58 PM   #5
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In Texas it depends on who fills the order thru Amazon. I just received a $230 order thru amazon filled by a company in Canada and no sales tax. Last week I ordered a 45 degree Camco sewer fitting From Amazon filled by Amazon again no sales tax.
Most of what I order from Amazon has no sales tax. Some times an order will have sales tax. When it does I check Home Depot/Lowes, they give 10% military/DV discount that more than offsets Texas sales tax. I like Amazon but they are not allays the lowest price.
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I enjoy no sales tX on online orders. Conversely, as I operated a hobby shop for several years, I appreciate the proponents of a level playing field.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #7
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Amazon built a large distribution center in TN several years ago and since then I have to pay sales tax on most of the items. No when I do on line shopping I have to take this into account and decide item by item where to purchase from.
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If any business has a physical presence in a state, sales tax will be collected, even if the purchase is online. Amazon now has a warehouse in most states.
It's about time local merchants/small business owner-operators began seeing a level field for competition.
OTOH, Amazon is a source for items unavailable locally, that's when I patronize Amazon.
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OH lost the no sales tax last year when Amazon built distribution centers here. Seems if the retailer has a presence in your state, you pay.

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ebay is often cheaper and quicker.
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We live in a small town with very limited retail, in addition I buy a lot for my boss an have it shipped to him in whichever house he happens to be residing. I probably spend close to $2,000 a month on Amazon. They are a 5 star retailer to me, I don't have time to shop items, I usually just buy from Amazon. I love it, I don't have to share credit cards beyond that site and if I need to make a return they have a refund on my card the instant it is scanned at pick-up.

As far as I'm concerned, all retailers are measured by Amazon.

But when it comes to sales tax...for many years we bought some big ticket items from Home Shopping in Florida and avoided our sales tax. Including our 60" Samsung tv, dyson vacs, to name a couple.
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Not a concern here. No sales tax in Oregon.
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It's good to live in Delaware with no sales tax.
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TN runs on sales tax and I would much rather pay it on Amazon purchases than have an income tax. This way I only pay tax when I actually buy something rather than on my income before I even get it.
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