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  • #1030699

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    Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers
    July 20, 2014 12:47 pm – Jayson Waits

    Readers of Columbus Underground are well aware of all the fantastic development occurring across the city. It is an exciting time to be a resident and a business owner. That said, an unfair government policy is holding back local retailers from growing and jeopardizes future development in the city.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/opinion-level-playing-field-crucial-for-columbus-retailers

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    Online Sales Tax Collection At All-Time High
    July 21, 2014
    The Associated Press

    Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this year. The state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That’s a 68 percent increase over the past five years.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/07/21/online-sales-tax-collection-time-high/

    #1031043

    tk3000
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    My understanding is that if one purchase an item online whose retailer and its warehouse do not have presence within the State, then one would not pay sales taxes over the item. So, isn’t that the case in Ohio? As of now, in MI at least that is the case.

    There are lots of seller based in places like Hong Kong who ship to the USA. And, believe it or not, often it is cheap (and getting faster all the time) to ship from China directly to the continental USA than shipping from within the USA.

    Does not the government extort too much money from its people already..

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    jgeorge300
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    My understanding is that if one purchase an item online whose retailer and its warehouse do not have presence within the State, then one would not pay sales taxes over the item. So, isn’t that the case in Ohio? As of now, in MI at least that is the case.

    If the seller does not have a physical presence in the state, they are not required to collect sales tax. However, the buyer is then responsible for remitting the use tax to the state.

    #1031284

    tk3000
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    I see, but as consumers how likely are individuals to proactively remit the tax to the State?

    #1031293

    pez
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    I see, but as consumers how likely are individuals to proactively remit the tax to the State?

    That’s the states’ problem to deal with.

    Until there is a single tax rate for all delivery addresses in a state, consistency in what is taxable and a single filing and remittance system for all states, the burden for collecting should be on the states and not pushed to small and medium businesses.

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