Interesting Video: Advocacy Group on Amazon Laws
Stand with Main Street is an issue advocacy organization supported by brick-and-mortar retail associations, whose purpose is to end what they call the “internet sales tax loophole”. They have recently posted this video, which is their take on the impact of the loophole, and why they favor so called “Amazon Laws”.
I agree that it seems unfair that internet retailers seem to be able to by-pass state sales tax. The issue is not fairness, the issue is constitutionality. The question has always been whether or not the laws are constitutional on their face. Men must govern themselves by their wit, commerce must always be governed by the rule of law.
My only other issue with the internet sales tax loophole is the means by which they attempt to solve the problem. Amazon laws manipulative by their very nature. The net result is not only does the state lose, but companies that are savvy enough to affiliate with Amazon also lose.
You can decide for yourself