Sources: The Consumerist, BusinessWeek
quote: The biggest issue is dealing with all of the municipalities on the back end.
quote: And now that a hugh amount of sales is online, there should be a uniform way of paying these state sales taxes.
quote: There is plenty of software available that gives tax rates by state, county and zip code.
quote: Lack of sales tax is the incentive to buy online.
quote: States should have NO power to regulate or tax business that operate OUTSIDE of their borders.
quote: They don't. It's Unconstitutional for them to collect sales tax on purchases outside state lines.
quote: Come at me bro!
quote: Smaller online retailers like Overstock.com believe Amazon is jumping onboard the tax wagon now because it's a chance to hurt smaller competitors. Amazon is so huge now that it can handle being taxed while smaller e-tailers like Overstock could largely be affected by such taxes.