Should online retailers be required to collect state sales taxes?

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Anonymous
on May 17, 2013

FYI people. Many Municipalities already require a License for Garage Sales and collect and forward Sales Tax to the State Dept of Revenue.
Anyone selling on a "REGULAR" basis should have to collect Sales Tax either online or bricks and Mortar.
Allowing someone to shop a local store then buy online tax-free is the lowest kind of treatment of local merchants

on May 16, 2013

It surprises me to see so many people say "no"...How can someone support "local" retailers but support providing "online" retailers a competitive advantage? With sales tax ranging from 5%-14%, It sure does make it easier to achieve a better profit margin, especially when you factor in the cost of maintaining retail space vs. industrial.

Anonymous
on May 10, 2013

If they are a major retailer, like amazon, yes. Sites like Etsy where you are doing individual-to-individual transactions like a garage sale, no.

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