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CA – Another angry College Professor

Posted by salestax on August 13, 2007

Sometimes I really wonder if people really think these things through.  Here’s another college professor claiming to know how the state of CA can make more money by coming into the 21st century of consumer buying.  While there is a point, I wonder how much this professor really knows about sales tax and whether he’s following what’s going on with the Streamlined legislation. 

Electronic delivery of goods is a huge argument to be undertaken when the laws are written for Tangible Personal Property.  Note the word “tangible.”  Anyway, if the tangible goods coming into the state were taxed, the electronic delivery of such wouldn’t be necessary.  Revenue would be made. 

In defense of this writer’s position, I do like the regressive nature of the .  It’s something I’ve never thought of before… people who download, have the tools to do so, in order to save sales tax dollars.  Those who don’t have the funds to be able to download, have to purchase their goods in a tangible manner and are taxed at the store.  Interesting…

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