eastridge8, now come on! Does amazon have an almost 10% unfair price advantage vs. a brick & mortor retail store in TN? Yes or no? Do the "tax-hating/pro amazon" types pay the almost 10% sales tax as required by law each year? Yes or no? I have a great solution: REQUIRE Amazon to directly link to TN Revenue all names and addresses of all shipments to TN residents with tax due notices. This is fair, wouldn't you agree?
Again, HigherLevelThinker, what about the 10,000 unemployed Border's employees? (Am not, nor ever been employed by Borders). It is widely accepted that Amazon has killed the retail book business. Most times the price difference was just the tax amount. So the states, in their wisdom, just gave up tax REVENUE from local book resellers to NO REVENUE from Amazon types. The fella that referenced the SCOTUS case forgets that this "no tax" idea was initially developed to "help" the emerging technology of the internet. Times have changed now haven't they? Finally, rolando, cases have sided with the states in exactly the situation that you have sited - the furniture delivery truck from North Carolina that delivers to Tennessee has nexus in TN - even with no retail store. The truck itself is nexus. It will be soon that State governments all over the USA will start to charge sales tax on all purchases. YESSSSSS!
Wait - aren't citizens supposed to pay taxes of internet purchases voluntarily? How many of you do that? This is a joke - in the name of kickbacks, our politicians approve an unconstitutional back room deal to allow amazon to not collect badly needed taxes that all other retailers must collect. Can't wait until every state passes fair tax laws for huge corporations to equally collect sales tax on ALL purchases - then where will amazon threaten to go to?
This is crazy - why should major corporations get special deals? Every single business in TN must collect taxes - but not Amazon? How many jobs have they cost small businesses? Ever heard of Borders Books and 10,000 people out of work (no jobs) because of unfair tax competition from Amazon? GO HOME AMAZON IF YOU CANT PAY EQUAL TAXES OF YOUR COMPETITORS!