Friday, April 15, 2011

Want to keep up on the Amazon news?

Spanish Moss on Pintail Lake Trail C

Our good friends at are making a LOT of sales tax news lately.  Whenever I look at the news, most of the articles seem to be about Amazon.  There are "associate" laws being passed in various states, including Illinois I'm embarrassed to say.  Then you've got politicians, editors and business people complaining about the unfair advantage Amazon has.  I don't necessarily disagree with their sentiments.  It's just that their lack of grasp of the underlying laws is really annoying.  And I'll bet very few of those politicians, editors and business people pay the use tax on their purchases anyway.  Sigh.

Rarely is there a reasoned and intelligent article, and when I come across those, I try to tweet them.  But I'm going to avoid the rest of it.

So if you're game to keep track of Amazon's sales tax adventures, here's a link for you.

The Sales Tax Guy

See the disclaimer - this is for education only.  Research these issues thoroughly before making decisions.  Remember: there are details we haven't discussed, and every state is different.  Here's more information

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