SoulAssassin said: As a Delaware resident I am unfamiliar with and confused the concept of this "sales tax" thing you speak of. The government charges you to buy stuff? In your state they charge you for working...basically, you are their slave!
SoulAssassin said: pkny said: Delaware also charges $4.00 for folks passing through I-95.
Thank you for further helping to lower my taxes, the locals know where to get on 95 to avoid that.
Work with me here people, it's not often that Delaware residents get to brag so let me enjoy my moment in the spotlight lol ...and the no-locals know where to exit, take a bathroom break, see Delaware stadium at the corner, then re-enter the freeway, thus saving the toll.
To call the sales tax rate in my community "confiscatory" is an understatement. 9.75%.
I think that the state should take the profits from Amazon's collecting sales tax (along with other online sellers) and reduce the general sales tax rate--maybe a half percent? Otherwise it's just a huge money grab...
TBT, they're giving it to military retirees! Duh?
I pointed out that our state should exempt medical necessities like eyeglasses from taxes before giving it to military retirees. We are so backwards they just stopped taxing food a year or two ago--and local governments still tax food. Absolute necessities,including food, eyeglasses, and over the counter drugs (many of which used to be prescription drugs) should become exempt--and states can use the Amazon windfall to do this right now.
allegro54 said: To call the sales tax rate in my community "confiscatory" is an understatement. 9.75%.
I think that the state should take the profits from Amazon 's collecting sales tax (along with other online sellers) and reduce the general sales tax rate--maybe a half percent? Otherwise it's just a huge money grab...
Do you have any idea whether Amazon collecting tax would in any way come close to offsetting a .5% sales tax reduction? Or are you just talking nonsense I'm guessing the latter.
At least you Californians have the income (in most cases) to pay for that... We in Puerto Rico basically don't (and it's wasted for all we know...) and have to pay 11.5% of ours, called IVU by its' Spanish acronym, the highest under the American flag.
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