The bill that is making its way through Washington DC that would require Internet companies to collect sales tax like brick and mortars businesses do is not likely to get through the House of Representatives according to Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va).
Here is the report from WSLS
This is important to Internet retailers but it is not likely that it is simply going away any time soon. Representative Goodlatte’s statement about Internet retailers being treated fairly is likely to stir some resentment from the brick and mortar community since they feel like they are the ones getting screwed with the current state of affairs regarding taxation.
It’s a difficult situation since many states feel they are losing out on tax revenue from Internet purchases. The tax free Internet is almost an expectation by many and making a change at this point in the game is causing real consternation for business people and consumers alike.
So how do feel? Should Internet purchase be taxed like a brick and mortar sale? Is it unfair that online businesses don’t have to pay these taxes while more traditional ones do? As a consumer would you want to pay more taxes (duh!)?