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Net taxes could arrive by this fall
    #6993992 - 06/01/07 01:19 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

State and local governments this week resumed a push to lobby Congress for far-reaching changes on two different fronts: gaining the ability to impose sales taxes on Net shopping, and being able to levy new monthly taxes on DSL and other connections. One senator is even predicting taxes on e-mail.
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State and local governments have resumed a push to lobby Congress to impose sales taxes on Net shopping and to levy new monthly taxes on Internet connections.
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States and municipalities are frequently barred by federal law from collecting both access and sales taxes, but those taxes could yield billions of dollars in new revenue by next year.

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At the moment, states and municipalities are frequently barred by federal law from collecting both access and sales taxes. But they're hoping that their new lobbying effort, coordinated by groups including the National Governors Association, will pay off by permitting them to collect billions of dollars in new revenue by next year.

If that doesn't happen, other taxes may zoom upward instead, warned Sen. Michael Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. "Are we implicitly blessing a situation where states are forced to raise other taxes, such as income or property taxes, to offset the growing loss of sales tax revenue?" Enzi said. "I want to avoid that."

(From Cnet News.com )


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: Le_Canard]
    #6994394 - 06/01/07 05:18 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks a lot for ruining my day!

(Taxing the network would be, uh, taxing to the network)


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: Le_Canard]
    #6995035 - 06/01/07 12:33 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Another excellent reason to support


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: Ythan]
    #6996084 - 06/01/07 05:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That kinda sucks but I also think this is a very valid view point. "Are we implicitly blessing a situation where states are forced to raise other taxes, such as income or property taxes, to offset the growing loss of sales tax revenue?" Enzi said. "I want to avoid that."

You could look at it either way but I would think that internet sale's tax would be alot cheaper than getting my property tax or income taxe's raised. It's already way to high and I def wouldn't want it any higher especially if you could offset it by raising internet taxe's.


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: buddhahoodlum]
    #6996100 - 06/01/07 05:27 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

For sales, maybe. For CONNECTING to the internet or using email? FUCK NO.


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: delta9]
    #6996676 - 06/01/07 08:26 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

If this entire community voted for him we'd could very well push things to his favor. He's got my vote.


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: Newbie]
    #6998794 - 06/02/07 09:32 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

20-50k votes won't do jack.

voting doesn't do jack.

living and dieing is all that does jack. althow our lifes are only worth like 200k-3million or soemtin


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: Le_Canard]
    #6999073 - 06/02/07 11:21 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

how would they know if we sent email, shopped from the US, etc? i forsee millions of new ssh tunnel services, mx masking, remailers, etc popping up if this goes into effect.

go ahead and start working on tax evasion services and business plans... errr... i mean security specialization services.


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: automan]
    #6999336 - 06/02/07 12:35 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yah and they will go ahead and start a new geek squad to track you down...they are taking over the net time to back the bags umkkky?


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #6999387 - 06/02/07 12:49 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

you seem to assume that all people reside in the US.

how could the US tax someone from, say, russia?


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #7006279 - 06/04/07 04:24 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

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yah and they will go ahead and start a new geek squad to track you down...they are taking over the net time to back the bags umkkky?



LOLOMGWTFBBQ

Geek Squad sucks.


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Re: Net taxes could arrive by this fall [Re: automan]
    #7006338 - 06/04/07 05:03 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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automan said:
you seem to assume that all people reside in the US.

how could the US tax someone from, say, russia?




this is how

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=myposts&Number=7003530&page=0&fpart=1


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