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  • Nov 4th, 2011 @ 3:48am

    sales taxes are for buyers, not retailers

    The buyers pay the sales tax, and get the infrastructure benefits in the local jurisdiction. Retailers only act as the collection agent. Although I don't think it's practical to require internet retailers to collect sales tax for thousands of different local taxing authorities, it is true that those local tax revenues are what pays for our streets, fire and police protection, and other government services we all expect.