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by Texas_Blaze
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Online Sales Taxes is being collected
Replies: 34
Views: 3240

Re: Online Sales Taxes is being collected

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:15 pm
The customer is and has always been responsible for paying state sales tax on certain products. The merchant is responsible for collecting those taxes from the customer and forwarding them to the state. It has always been the customers responsibility to pay the taxes if the merchant is not collecting them. Technically, anyone buying and not sending the taxes in has been guilty of tax evasion. There is almost no way to enforce the law from the customer paying in perspective. I have also been guilty of not paying the taxes on items purchased online. I am not even sure how one would go about it if they chose to. But it does not change the fact that in essence, we are stealing from the state when we don't pay up.

Buying from an out of state merchant does not make the purchase "Tax Free"... but most of us act like it does.
The merchant isn’t responsible for collecting the taxes. The merchant is responsible to pay taxes on what’s sold. You and I just happen to get the privilege of covering the merchant’s tax bill.
by Texas_Blaze
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Online Sales Taxes is being collected
Replies: 34
Views: 3240

Re: Online Sales Taxes is being collected

WTR wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:48 am
Evens the playing field for brick and mortar shops.
This isn’t at all about evening the playing field. Truthfully I find it hard to believe even does that. Brick & mortar is dying. I know it’s anecdotal but I’ve spent significant more money online than I have in storefronts. Even buying groceries online, although those aren’t taxed in TX and delivery is local ( HEB, Walmart). Local stores are purely for immediate purchases nowadays for me which would not be candidates for online purchase anyways. I’ll continue to buy online simply for the convenience.

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