Larry Mantle |

Online tax collections




No, I’m not talking about Internet-based IRS audits.  Instead, it’s the ongoing battle to collect sales taxes from web-based retailers like Amazon.

Tuesday morning on AirTalk we talked with Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner of Berkeley about her bill to force such online-only sellers to collect sales tax from customers.  We had a great mix of pro and con callers and AirTalk page comments.

My question is whether you ever pay the tax voluntarily to the state, or accept the discount as a benefit of web shopping?