While looking for a topic to blog on, I ran across an article that could affect millions of people everyday. The article I found concerns states who are pushing for sales tax on internet purchases. As stated in the article, Utah is one of the states that is likely to implement this plan if possible in the next five years. Though a piece of legislation like this might help out the small businesses that are unable to conduct business online, in my opinion the losses that result elsewhere will outweigh the gains. Companies such as Amazon will be hurt the most because what is the point of buying from them when consumers will now have to pay sales tax and shipping. From my experience, not having to pay sales tax is one of the benefits that pursuades me to shop on the internet. What are your opinions on sales tax for internet purchases?
Posted by Dan at 9/06/2005 05:36:00 PM