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  •  Paying them is 'easy' for the customer. Just part (7+ / 0-)

    of the total cost.

    Collecting them and apportioning them among the 50 states (and counties) just adds to cost of doing business.

    Consumers must not only cover the cost of the tax itself, but you can bet they will cover the cost of state implementation, one way or another.

    One also wonders which address is operative for things such as company credit cards, separated spouses, college kids out of state from parents, etc.

    •  That's easy (6+ / 0-)

      it's just like it is now - the delivery address determines if sales tax is due.

      I live in DE, with no sales tax. My daughter lives in CA, with sales tax. If I order from Amazon and have it sent to her, I pay sales tax. I don't live in a state with sales tax, but it's being delivered to an address that does.

      If I have it sent to my address and then mail it to her, I don't pay sales tax. But I do pay the extra shipping cost.

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