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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:00 am, Mon Jun 20, 2011.

California lawmakers have passed a bill to force out-of-state Internet retailers such as Amazon.com to collect taxes under two different legal theories, both of which have been criticized by online sellers.

The online tax bill combines elements of other bills introduced this legislative session. Supporters expect it to bring in $200 million or more per year, $83 million from Amazon alone.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 11:45 am on Mon, Jul 11, 2011.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    I just use my Oregon address, there is no sales tax... Put that in your pipe and smoke it California government!

  • Sam Heller posted at 5:35 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Darrell, I agree. This is sick.

  • Raymond Cook posted at 4:27 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    The Democrats in California are doing EVERYTHING they can to drive companies out of California and chase the citizens our of Calif all because they want to (INCREASE) the welfare rolls in California.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 3:46 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Mr. Brandt, how "unamerican" of you to suggest that politicians actually operate the state with only the money they take in. Who is going to pay for all the moronic programs funded by taxpayers? It doesn't matter what goes on the ballot, some slobbering liberal judge will simply overturn it.

  • jeff brandt posted at 10:45 am on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    jeff brandt Posts: 7

    How about we start cutting some fat out of the budget? Its pretty obvious that our elected officials have no idea how to balance a check book, because they continuously spend more than what comes in. I wish I could just give myself a raise every time I needed a new TV or a car.

    Here's an idea: let the tax-payers VOTE on what we pay for. Budget problems would be over with and spending on ridiculous programs will be in the past.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:27 am on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    online retailers responded by severing relationships with in-state affiliates, often small businesses. Amazon has said it would do the same in California.

    One more jobs killing bill that democrats enjoy... stupidity in motion.



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