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Steve Mills

Here come the Internet taxes

Posted Monday, August 4, 2008, at 1:04 PM
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  • Devious is the norm I guess. I do not mind the federal income tax being regulated. I have claimed ebay since it became my sole income and believe anyone who sells a lot should, regardless of the enforcement laws. I also think the limits you stated are reasonable. If you are selling more than $10,000 on the internet, it may be more than a hobby. I am more concerned about the states and sales tax. That is where the larger issue lies in my opinion.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 1:06 AM
  • We currently charge State tax on our in-state sales, but I believe this new law will help other states start asking for a share as well. That would not be so bad if they also develop an easy way to declare and pay those taxes.

    Currently I work another business that pays employment taxes to all the different states that our employees work in and it is a nightmare. We cover most of North America, and set up a Canadian company just to handle the work done there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 9:15 AM
  • Steve -

    This has nothing to do with your post, really, but is the internet group still meeting?

    -- Posted by cfrich on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 1:56 PM
  • Well Chantal, I don't know. I missed a meeting while I was at eBay Live in Chicago and that seems to have been the end of it.

    I would love to see it continue but if it relies on little old me to keep it going, I might as well let it die now. I have classes scheduled on the weekends and I can not reliably be there.

    The Weed'em and Reap garden club continues regardless, so that one has "taken root". By the way, it meets again this Friday at the Hong Kong restaurant. We miss you and hubby.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 3:22 PM
  • We miss those meetings but we're kind of embarassed that we never got around to planting much of anything - and what I did plant was weed whacked (accidently) by the lawncare guy.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Tue, Aug 5, 2008, at 5:53 PM
  • We don't make anyone check their garden at the door Chantal. Please come see us again.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 6, 2008, at 10:12 AM
  • Steve;

    About E-Bay & the Government. Hope any of us don't have Gold filings in our teeth. They'll have some way to extract them from us some how.

    -- Posted by framestraight on Wed, Aug 6, 2008, at 4:03 PM
  • Hmmm, I forgot what in have in there. If I have any, I better put them in my will.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 6, 2008, at 4:25 PM
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