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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:07 pm 
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confuzzledapples wrote:
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"The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states cannot compel mail order retailers to collect sales taxes unless they have a "physical presence" in the state, such as a store."


Tell that too Amazon who is fighting against states who are now demanding taxs for sales thru them, the part about the store has just now become very hazy indeed to extend to any sales presence and even distribution points.

The thing about Amazon is that they probably have multiple store houses or business locations. If Amazon had stayed in one state they wouldn't have a problem. The fact they also were an online retailer for multiple physical stores at one time doesn't help that fact.



but there in lies the problem, those physical stores do not belong to Amazon, but Amazon is the ones being forced to collect the taxs.

furthermore a physical store is considered any physical location where product is sold, it does not have to be a full time store, so this would also constitute Flea Markets, Garage sales, and even conventions, since a vendor is physically there selling product.

furthermore Amazon and other online retailers are currently trying to sue states which are demanding taxs to be collected:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20021867-38.html

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:17 am 
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This is completely off topic... but someone might know a little bit about this. While in Maryland and DC these past 3 weeks I noticed a lot of posters and signs about Congress wanting to do away with debit cards? or something of the sort... Not sure about that....

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Congress wanting to do away with debit cards? or something of the sort... Not sure about that....

That would be completely stupid to do. Debit cards act as instant transfer of funds from your checking account. There should be no reason to do away with any of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Omicron wrote:
Dirk_Nagel wrote:
Congress wanting to do away with debit cards? or something of the sort... Not sure about that....

That would be completely stupid to do. Debit cards act as instant transfer of funds from your checking account. There should be no reason to do away with any of them.

-Omi

Oh, you know them, they probably can't tax it enough or something so they want to get rid of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:38 pm 
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sentinal133 wrote:
Omicron wrote:
Dirk_Nagel wrote:
Congress wanting to do away with debit cards? or something of the sort... Not sure about that....

That would be completely stupid to do. Debit cards act as instant transfer of funds from your checking account. There should be no reason to do away with any of them.

-Omi

Oh, you know them, they probably can't tax it enough or something so they want to get rid of it.

But it's taxed already....

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:25 pm 
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But it's taxed already....

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Thus why I said that they can't tax it enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Taxation bill how will it affect BrickForge
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:05 am 
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The taxation bill shouldn't affect brickforge at all. Simply because Brickforge is based in Ohio, not California. California cannot charge tax on anything that is shipped into it from another state because Interstate Commerce is explicitly Federal territory as stated in the Constitution. Taxing brickforge shipments would be akin to California taxing Ohio's goods, which can't happen. So unless the federal government comes up with a similar bill, no one should have to worry. Or if Ohio comes up with a similar law, then brickforge shipments to other Ohio residents would be taxed, but wouldn't affect anyone outside the state.

To the guy who brought this up- The debit card bill is not a bill to get rid of debit cards as the posters would have you believe. What it actually is is a bill that would severely curb and place a cap on all debit card transaction fees, which are the fees that banks charge merchants to process debit card transactions. The posters are paid for by the banks because they stand to lose around 12 billion a year if the bill passes, and they will curb debit card bonuses, and charge yearly use fees to compensate(most likely), or may drop debit cards as we know them entirely because it simply won't be as profitable as it is now(unlikely, but still possible). Regardless of how amazing an idea is, if a profit can't be made off of it, then the idea goes away. In theory, it should balance out as merchants will be able to lower costs on goods as they won't have to cover the exorbitant fees anymore, as transaction fees from the banks would be capped at 12 cents a transaction, rather than anything the banks wish to charge. However as consumers have already gotten used to the increased prices of goods, they are more likely to simply keep prices as they are and pocket the extra.


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