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Your comment that "it's going to take a crew of accounting folks" is not only wrong, it's ridiculous. If they're not calculating sales taxes for at least the states in which they have a presence, they're breaking the law. They're dodging their responsibility.
As for "those folks" listing items on eBay, maybe you skipped over the last sentence in the story: "It would also exempt merchants with online annual out-of-state sales of $1 million or less." Poor old Uncle Earl won't be able to get rid of his DVD collection because he has to calculate sales tax? Poor old Uncle Earl must have a whole bunch of DVDs to make $1 million.
The loophole that some sellers have been crawling through is damaging to those businesses who can't sell out of state. So I guess you're anti-small, anti-local.
Georgia has a sales tax. If I buy something online from a company with no presence in Georgia, they probably won't charge me sales tax. Legally, that means I need to calculate the sales tax myself and send it to the Georgia Department of Revenue. In my book, that's the duty of the business doing the selling, not the duty of the buyer. Maybe you want to handle that all on your own.
Bottom line is that all of us Georgians who buy something online and don't pay sales tax are dodging our responsiblities. The difference is, you apparently like that.
Do you mean "heterogeneous"? Just asking.
What a nice guy. I never heard anything but good comments about him, and I feel lucky to have met him back in the early 1980s. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Joe has always been a public-spirited family man and he is in my opinion unsurpassed in his continuing demonstration of community service.
Well somebody doesn't know squat about something, anyway. Unless you're reading a different story, the last sentence said the search turned up a shotgun and two magazines containing 70 rounds of ammunition. It doesn't say anything about the magazines being for the shotgun. But go ahead and read whatever you want into it. At least you have an agenda.
This is off-topic, but I admit it always amuses me to see someone complain in writing about misspelled words when they misspell "misspelled."
well, I will never read an anonymous comment again. the cowards.
How companies may interpret this will vary from place to place and depend somewhat on company size. However, company contributions to employee health insurance are part of company benefits paid in lieu of salary/wages; they're not a gift from the company to the employee.
While it is certain that in many ways tax revenues go to support people who should be supporting themselves, the rationale for the ACA is basically to make as many Americans as physically healthy as possible. Health and education of the American people do not constitute a step toward Socialism; they constitute a key part of national security interests.
Every time a company gets a break on taxes or utilities, that's corporate welfare. Every time a very wealthy person gets a break on taxes because he can afford to shelter income in some way, that's rich-guy welfare. I assume that the loudmouths in Albany (and, frankly, from lots of places in Florida or near Macon or in other places across the country) are only angry about the help given to the needy. How dare they be poor, right? The mean, nasty, vicious people around here are overly proud of their small opinions and can often be found commenting on almost every single story, whether or not their comments have anything whatsoever to do with that story.
Suggestion: Stay on-topic or keep your made-up history and false witness-bearing to yourself.
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