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memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:20 AM
Gotta love Kansas City and Kansas. Amazon.com is charging taxes for these fools. I do a TON of internet shopping and am loathe to keep shopping from sites who will cooperate with these folks unless and until the FEDS are demanding they do so. :cuss: :banghead: They are one of the few sites I've had to pay taxes with. I paid none with Overstock.com.

Yes, I realize alot of tax money is lost to internet commerce but that was part of the attraction for some of us over the years...

jspchief
12-02-2004, 09:22 AM
So what you're saying is, you support the programs that taxes fund, as long as you don't have be the one paying for it....

Raiderhader
12-02-2004, 09:25 AM
So what you're saying is, you support the programs that taxes fund, as long as you don't have be the one paying for it....


Do as I say, not as I do.

Saggysack
12-02-2004, 09:25 AM
I never knew how easy it was to order baklava over the internet.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:29 AM
So what you're saying is, you support the programs that taxes fund, as long as you don't have be the one paying for it....

Programs, like what? Out of control military spending or rebuilding Iraq. Nope.

TheNextStep
12-02-2004, 09:31 AM
If the Federal Government starts taxing internet purchases, they'll kill it. No way do people ante up to pay taxes AND shipping. I know I wouldn't.

morphius
12-02-2004, 09:32 AM
I think it should be under the same rules as catalog orders, because that is what it is. I think some of them operate this way already, so if Amazon has any offices in KS, then you would be expected to pay sales tax.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:36 AM
I think it should be under the same rules as catalog orders, because that is what it is. I think some of them operate this way already, so if Amazon has any offices in KS, then you would be expected to pay sales tax.


But I'm using a KC, MO billing/shipping address. So apparently it's MO as well.

And I believe the rule for catalog orders is that they do not have to charge tax if they do not have a 'presence' in all 50 states. Perhaps that is just the internet rule. :hmmm:

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:38 AM
If the Federal Government starts taxing internet purchases, they'll kill it. No way do people ante up to pay taxes AND shipping. I know I wouldn't.

In December most of the internet sites offer Free Shipping. That is why I stay off the roads, save gas and sanity, and shop online. But having to pay taxes on some sites and not others really stinks because you don't know about the tax until checkout.

Saggysack
12-02-2004, 09:38 AM
I think it should be under the same rules as catalog orders, because that is what it is. I think some of them operate this way already, so if Amazon has any offices in KS, then you would be expected to pay sales tax.


McPherson, KS.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:39 AM
McPherson, KS.

Do they have one in Missouri as well?

Chief Henry
12-02-2004, 09:40 AM
I never knew how easy it was to order baklava over the internet.


Sandels and rags too :harumph:

What a skank.

Saggysack
12-02-2004, 09:41 AM
Do they have one in Missouri as well?

:shrug:

I do know that they pay pretty well.

KC Jones
12-02-2004, 09:42 AM
McPherson, KS.

Dear lord,

What are they doing in that hell hole? That town is evil personified. Beautiful houses and looks like a really nice little midwestern town. Then you find out just how savage, hate filled, elitist, and petty the locals are.

ptlyon
12-02-2004, 09:45 AM
But I'm using a KC, MO billing/shipping address. So apparently it's MO as well.

And I believe the rule for catalog orders is that they do not have to charge tax if they do not have a 'presence' in all 50 states. Perhaps that is just the internet rule. :hmmm:

I ordered something from Amazon the other day, and I wasn't charged tax. I'm in Iowa.

Saggysack
12-02-2004, 09:46 AM
Dear lord,

What are they doing in that hell hole? That town is evil personified. Beautiful houses and looks like a really nice little midwestern town. Then you find out just how savage, hate filled, elitist, and petty the locals are.

:shrug:

I would guess because the operational costs are cheaper than elsewhere.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:48 AM
I ordered something from Amazon the other day, and I wasn't charged tax. I'm in Iowa.

Well when it charged me the tax in Kansas I switched to our business address and it still charged tax even though the address is in MO. I guess it must be within a certain radius of McPherson, KS.

Iowanian
12-02-2004, 09:53 AM
whaaaaah.

Why shouldn't you have to pay taxes on your Football for Dummies Book?

It'll only set you back the price of half a ring ding.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 09:57 AM
whaaaaah.

Why shouldn't you have to pay taxes on your Football for Dummies Book?

It'll only set you back the price of half a ring ding.

Actually, it's "Bass Guitar For Dummies" for my son. I'm shipping the "Football for Dummies" to your address.

Merry Christmas!

Iowanian
12-02-2004, 10:00 AM
Riiiiiiight.

I sure noticed that you're right in the middle of those discussions on Gap Techniques for the Defensive linemen, the Safeties job in the cover 2, cover 3 and deep zone.............I was in awe over your explanation of what a "Scrape" is by a LB(and no its not the rug burns on your backfat, knees and chins. Hell, it was probably YOU that asked Packfan what an Hback was..........

Maybe he'd prefer a book on the Skin Flute?

ptlyon
12-02-2004, 10:01 AM
Actually, it's "Bass Guitar For Dummies" for my son. I'm shipping the "Football for Dummies" to your address.

Merry Christmas!

So you're saying your son is a dummy?

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 10:03 AM
Riiiiiiight.

I sure noticed that you're right in the middle of those discussions on Gap Techniques for the Defensive linemen, the Safeties job in the cover 2, cover 3 and deep zone.............I was in awe over your explanation of what a "Scrape" is by a LB(and no its not the rug burns on your backfat, knees and chins. Hell, it was probably YOU that asked Packfan what an Hback was..........

Maybe he'd prefer a book on the Skin Flute?

ROFL

Ooops, hit a nerve and you had to prove what a smartie pants you are.

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 10:05 AM
So you're saying your son is a dummy?

At playing bass guitar, yeah. He's just started taking lessons. But he's incredibly musically inclined so this and another book I purchased on the bass are mostly just for reference in between lessons.

dtebbe
12-02-2004, 10:05 AM
The way the law works is that if a company has a physical presence in a given state, then they must collect taxes when the SHIP to that state. So if Amazon has offices etc. in a given state, then they have to collect taxes in that state.

For example, my internet business is operated solely in Georgia. I have to collect GA sales tax on any order I ship within Georgia. Anywhere else I ship I don't have to collect sales tax.

I will bet Amazon has a presense in those states, and got audited on thier tax return, and thus now is collecting sales tax. It's not pretty when the state or feds get rough with you, remember they have the right to use whatever power necessary (including force) to extract what they feel you owe them.

DT

Brock
12-02-2004, 10:09 AM
Poor Jalil.

Iowanian
12-02-2004, 10:16 AM
ROFL

Ooops, hit a nerve and you had to prove what a smartie pants you are.

oooops, no...........you're just an ignorant rut.

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:39 AM
At playing bass guitar, yeah. He's just started taking lessons. But he's incredibly musically inclined so this and another book I purchased on the bass are mostly just for reference in between lessons.

Great. Now he's going to grow up to become a slacker junky musician....

And you were worried that he might grow up and join the military....

memyselfI
12-02-2004, 11:41 AM
Great. Now he's going to grow up to become a slacker junky musician....

And you were worried that he might grow up and join the military....

Nope, not ever worried he'd join the military. Worried he'd get drafted but we have that covered...

BIG_DADDY
12-02-2004, 11:42 AM
The communist has problems with excesive taxes? :shrug: Oh I guess it's only other people's money she wants to have taxed.

Taco John
12-02-2004, 11:48 AM
This thread is proof that conservatives secretly love to argue with Denise for the sake of argument. Buncha wankers.

ENDelt260
12-02-2004, 11:50 AM
Programs, like what? Out of control military spending or rebuilding Iraq. Nope.
The Kansas sales tax goes towards rebuilding Iraq?

ENDelt260
12-02-2004, 11:51 AM
because you don't know about the tax until checkout.

At which point, if it's that big a deal to ya, just click 'Cancel'.

Brock
12-02-2004, 11:52 AM
This thread is proof that conservatives secretly love to argue with Denise for the sake of argument. Buncha wankers.

Your moose knuckles are showing again.

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:56 AM
This thread is proof that conservatives secretly love to argue with Denise for the sake of argument. Buncha wankers.

This thread is proof TJ secretly loves to argue with Chiefs fans for the sake of argument. Wanker.

Taco John
12-02-2004, 11:57 AM
This thread is proof TJ secretly loves to argue with Chiefs fans for the sake of argument. Wanker.



Secretly?

SPchief
12-02-2004, 11:58 AM
Poor Jalil.

ROFL

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:58 AM
Yeah, I almost removed that word. :D

KCWolfman
12-02-2004, 12:07 PM
So what you're saying is, you support the programs that taxes fund, as long as you don't have be the one paying for it....
One does not get Earned Income Credit on purchases.

KCWolfman
12-02-2004, 12:09 PM
Dear lord,

What are they doing in that hell hole? That town is evil personified. Beautiful houses and looks like a really nice little midwestern town. Then you find out just how savage, hate filled, elitist, and petty the locals are.
Cool, what is the cost of living?