According to a 2013 poll, 87% of Americans say that it’s wrong to cheat on income taxes. They say that integrity is involved.
Most of these people live in states that have sales taxes. All of these states require anyone in-state who buys an item on the Internet, from a firm not located physically in the state, to pay sales taxes.
Do you do this? Always? No? Well, then, you are a tax cheat. Face it.
Why is it immoral to cheat on sales taxes, but not on income taxes? Have you thought this through?
Is the real issue this? “If the government cannot enforce a law, it’s an immoral law. Get rid of it.”
This issue that will soon be in front of the House of Representatives: the federal enforcement of the states’ sales tax laws. Will sellers that are not located inside the geographical boundaries of these states be required by the federal government to serve as unpaid tax collectors, thereby lowering the cost of enforcement by states? In other words, is this law Congress’s attempt to make you a moral person?
Do you think that it’s right to make businesses unpaid tax collectors? No? But that’s what every business is that collects a sales tax.
Do you think businesses located outside a state should be required to be an unpaid tax collector for that state? No? Then be ready to tell your Congressman to vote no on this tax hike.
The lust of politicians for your money is very great. Only the lust to be re-elected is greater. Make sure that the second lust prevails. Make it clear to your representative that you oppose this tax hike. If you don’t know who he is, go here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find.