How to determine if a company is forwarding their sales tax?

Brad asked:

I purchased a fairly expensive piece of equipment from a company over the Internet that in the description of the item claimed sales tax would have to be paid in several states including mine. I was fine with this except for in the end, they charged the wrong tax amount (3% more than my actual tax rate). After going back and forth with them and them finally figuring out I was correct on my tax amount, the refunded the difference. This made me wonder if they are even reporting/sending the tax amount to the state tax collectors. How would I go about determining if this company is even sending the tax on to the state or just pocketing the money. The whole process of dealing with them, they just seemed like a shady company.
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When is the new Internet/USA States SalesTax Happening?

spambuster7 asked:

Now that the Democrats have control again I hear from our accountant that they are tring (again) to pass the law that makes everyone collect state sales tax on sales. In other words if you buy something from California you will pay their sales tax. This will also effect internet sales because companies will now have to collect the ‘50 states’ state tax on everything they sell. Sounds like an accounting nightmare not to mention the ‘$ucking $ound’ out of the economy/your pocket when this goes into effect!

This must be happening quietly because I can find nothing on the proposed law. Anyone heard of it and do you know where to get info about it?

Thanks
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taxes in a tax free state?

hazeallday asked:

i live in a state that has no sales tax….but seems like i pay more taxes than i thought i was going over some bills and noticed lots of different taxes on my utilities and phone cable internet…i always just paid the balance never thinking much of it. ill list just a couple from my comcast bill….maybe someone can explain to me y am i paying for all these”extra”charges i called customer service the agent had a tough time herself explaing herself(she was talking in circles)

1. franchise related cost $0.06
2. voice /data equipment????? $3.00
3. univ. conn. charge $2.72
4. regulatory recovery fees $2.31
5. franchise fee $2.05
6. fcc fee $0.06
7. internet comm. services tax $2.31
8. 911 fee $0.64

y dont these fall under sales tax after all i am purchasing a service??
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How would I be categorized politically?

anonymous asked:

I support unborn rights and would support a pro-life amendment to the constitution, with the only acceptation for the mother’s life.

I would abolish the department of education because it’s a local and state level responsibility.

I support the right to bear arms, concealed weapons licenses, hunting, stand your ground laws, etc.

I support a 2 strikes and your out drunk driving law.

I support a his body his choice law banning infant circumcision unless it is to treat a legitimate medical condition.

I support the decriminalizing of marijuana because it is less harmful than alcohol.

I think the drinking age should be 18 to match the age of adulthood.

I think it is of the highest urgency to become and stay energy independent.

I support nuclear power and increasing the number of nuclear power plants across America.

I would push the auto makers to make electric cars available for drivers who want them.

I would set and push for goals of energy independence, curing cancer, and paying down the nation debt.

I oppose the endangered species act because it has failed to protect one species and has only given government control of people’s land.

I would raise the levels of fines on employers hiring illegal aliens.

Homeland security should only be used as an anti-terror agency and criminal law enforcement should be handled by other agencies.

I don’t believe there is such thing as a gay marriage and think we should give them the same privileges that comes with marriage but call it something else.

I think capitalism is the greatest antipoverty tool the world has ever seen and encourage the economy, not put outrageous taxes on it.

I don’t believe humans are warming up the Earth but I think we need to clean up some of the messes we are making such as air quality.

I believe in a small federal government. I don’t think the general public should even notice the federal government unless they visit their local military recruiter or post office.

No more ethanol, it causes higher grocery bills and less MPG.

I support Boone’s plan.

I support the rights of nudists to live their lifestyle on their privately owned property without the government telling them they must put clothes on.

I am a Christian but don’t think it’s the government’s job to push morality, I think morality must come from the people up. Not the government down.

I support net neutrality, and oppose bandwidth caps.

I would revert our copyright laws back to that of the Webster and Benjamin Franklin years: An item can be copyrighted for 14 years, renewable once, then falls into public domain.

We allow men to go out in public shirtless. I support amending the law allowing both genders to do the same. One gender shirtless is discrimination. I support women’s rights to breast feed in public. That is the function of the breast. I don’t think anyone has ever been harmed for seeing a breast.
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Why Are Democrats Trying To Take Away Internet Tax Free Shopping?

SadaamLiedPeopleDied asked:


http://tech.msn.com/news/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=4934799&GT1=10036

The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

State and local governments resumed a push to lobby Congress for far-reaching changes on two different fronts: gaining the ability to impose sales taxes on Net shopping, and being able to levy new monthly taxes on DSL and other connections. One senator is even predicting taxes on e-mail.

At the moment, states and municipalities are frequently barred by federal law from collecting both access and sales taxes. But they’re hoping that their new lobbying effort, coordinated by groups including the National Governors Association, will pay off by permitting them to collect billions of dollars in new revenue by next year.
“But with Democrats now in control of both chambers of Congress, the political dynamic appears to have shifted in favor of the pro-tax advocates and their allies on Capitol Hill. The NetChoice coalition, which counts as members eBay, Yahoo and the Electronic Retailing Association and opposes the sales tax plan, fears that the partisan shift will spell trouble.”
cwstuff: just because the article attributes it to a republican doesn’t mean it would have EVER passed in a republican controlled congress.

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can someone please tell me what the canadian sales tax is?

JAMES asked:


what i want to know is do tourists have to pay it or on goods to be exported out on canada.

also is the tax included in advertised prices in shops and on the internet or is the tax added at the time of sale

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Will states collect more “use” tax to cover budget shorfalls?

bcnu asked:


A great number of people are unaware that they owe home-state sales taxes on goods purchased on vacation, by mail, internet, phone orders or otherwise purchased out of state, once they bring the merchandise home. This could add up to millions of dollars of unpaid “use” taxes that the state treasurers could certainly use about now, at least in states that have sales taxes. Although it may be difficult to track these things, is there any movement for states to try to collect from these types of tax evaders?
Judy: Good point, but if you would owe 10% in your home state and only pay 5% over the counter, you still owe 5% more to your home state’s treasury.
viajero: No, the use tax is not hard to calculate; it is the same as the sales tax the home state charges.

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Does the sale of software applications to India attract any tax in India?

aaroamal asked:


We have been receiving requests for software from prospective customers in India. Does anyone know what are the tax obligations, if any, of a foreign company selling software (say over the internet) to India? We do not have a permanent establishment in India. What taxes, if any, are applicable? Would it be different if we had a independent canvassing agent? Does this constitute trading “in India” as opposed to “with India”?

This question is a location specific for: India

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What are your opinions/ comments on “Online Sales Tax” for goods and/or services you buy via e-commerce sites?

Andoryu.net asked:


When must a seller collect “Online Sales Tax”?

What are the requirements to collect “Online Sales Tax” in a single state; in multiple states; in your country?

What goods/ services/ digital media and/or service is taxable when you purchase online?

When are goods/ services/ digital media subject to “Online Sales Tax”?

How does an online seller collect “Online Sales Tax” efficiently?

What is the impact of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and the Streamlined Sales Tax Project? What changes are in the works?

What are some examples of “best practice” for “Online Sales Tax”/ example of successful e-commerce web site?

What are your recommendations for “best practice” in “Online Sales Tax”?

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Income tax deductions for direct sales?

Kim asked:


I am starting a direct sales (gourmet food sold in a home-party atmosphere as well as internet re-sales). What are some things that I should keep track of to write off at tax time?

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How does everyone feel about the taxes on e-commerce/internet purchases?

kyrissanean asked:


With the additional states choosing to tax internet sales, are more people going to choose to stop making internet purchases and instead choose to go to the regular brick & mortar stores? (ex. Shopping on Barnes & Noble’s or Borders’ web sites vs. going to their actual stores)
How do consumers feel about this tax on internet sales?

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Why Are The Democrats Threatening To Take Away Tax Free Internet Shopping?

SadaamLiedPeopleDied asked:


http://tech.msn.com/news/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=4934799&GT1=10036

“The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

State and local governments resumed a push to lobby Congress for far-reaching changes on two different fronts: gaining the ability to impose sales taxes on Net shopping, and being able to levy new monthly taxes on DSL and other connections. One senator is even predicting taxes on e-mail.

At the moment, states and municipalities are frequently barred by federal law from collecting both access and sales taxes. But they’re hoping that their new lobbying effort, coordinated by groups including the National Governors Association, will pay off by permitting them to collect billions of dollars in new revenue by next year.”
“But with Democrats now in control of both chambers of Congress, the political dynamic appears to have shifted in favor of the pro-tax advocates and their allies on Capitol Hill. The NetChoice coalition, which counts as members eBay, Yahoo and the Electronic Retailing Association and opposes the sales tax plan, fears that the partisan shift will spell trouble.”

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Do I need a small Biz License for an internet store?

Jode88 asked:


I find all these legal pages so confusing. Does anyone know if i need a small biz license if I only sell online and don’t have a physical store? I know TX requires a sales and use tax permit requiring me to charge taxes on purchases shipped to TX address. Is that all I need you think?

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