Comment: Let Me See Now

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Let Me See Now

...for many years whether you were buying online, or making a purchase from a retailer (that's correct), and the merchandise was shipped/delivered/mailed to another state...NO SALES TAX.

That's right...NO SALES TAX, even from a RETAILER.
.......SHIPPED to ANOTHER STATE...............
You might pay shipping, or you might not, it was up to the merchant.
I know this because I was in sales for a very distinctive, upscale store that did this regularly.
Retailers don't pay sales tax to obtain said merchandise...a tax exempt number is used, as it is "understood" that "local sales" will pay sales tax.

Today many merchants are in contact with suppliers who transact business online...Yes ONLINE!
Whether it's a smaller merchant or a person looking to re-sell at local flea markets,sales tax isn't charged if purchased online and delivered to another state........The trade off?
.............. SHIPPING CHARGES...................

You see, shipping charges aren't added normally to a retail sale, but can be incurred in an online sale.
And if you shop around online you can cut a deal sometimes for free shipping.....in this way a savvy shopper could save some dough.
As far as the "Level playing field" being touted here by these Congressman?...They are simply adding to everybody's already unbelievable tax burden.
House Reps Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) need to be told that this strangles consumers and smaller merchants alike.
I wonder how they do their shopping?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!