Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Meth Town Talks Internets Tax

Local politicos hope to kill online commerce with an ordinance that might challenge state & Fed policy . . . Here's a glimpse at po'dunk politics unwittingly starting a legal battle over more taxes on mail. Checkit:

Independence voters to decide on tax for online purchases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Online shoppers, get ready. If you live in Independence you could soon be paying a tax on online purchases made from out-of-state internet retailers. Tuesday, Independence City Council voted to put a use tax on the April ballot for voters to decide. "So many more online sales are happening.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tax away assholes still isn't going to stop me from shopping there or just have my stuff sent to a friends house a town over. I already pay a sales tax so whats the deal Meth Town USA looking for more TIF money to hand out?

Anonymous said...

The last thing Weir and her cronies need is more money to waste. How about a vote to stifle those government hillbillies and neighborhood association ass clowns and butt kissers from doing any more damage?

Anonymous said...

they need more money to pay the high priced pay of over rated employes

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the voters aren't as stupid as the voters in KCMO that approve any tax that comes along.

Anonymous said...

The biggest problem these small stores have is not that they can't beat price and have to collect tax. It's that they have limited selection dictated by shelf space. I don't think they can overcome that. Like Gilbert Whitney (or any other store): if they don't have the color, model, size, etc. of what you're looking for, many will offer to "ship it to your house for free" but it will take a week or more to get it plus you have to pay the taxes. We can go online and have it in two days for free and usually without tax. It's how we are. When we want it, we want it now. (BTW, big chains with brick and mortars in MO collect sales tax for orders shipped to MO even if said store is 250 miles away from your ship to address.)