Internet sales tax scofflaws cheat California
Posted in: Government & Policy at 25/12/2009 16:23
Californian officials calculate that online shoppers who have failed to pay California's (100% legal) user tax owe the state more than $1 billion.
On this glorious day before Christmas, I have a message for all you sales tax scofflaws out there:
This means you. You, who bought your big-screen TV online from Amazon.com instead of at Best Buy and your fleece-lined parka from L.L. Bean instead of Eddie Bauer because Amazon and Bean don't charge you sales tax and the others do.
Guess what. You owe it anyway.