Good News for State Coffers -- Amazon to Pay Sales Tax

I love shopping on Amazon.  I have a free shipping account, and get books, food, toys, music and lots of other stuff there.

And had I bought the stuff across the way at my local corner store it would have been seven percent more expensive even though the transaction occurred in NJ.  That's because Amazon wasn't collecting state sales taxes.

Now, according to reports, Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax to New Jersey.

Myself, I think this is good news.  If all stuff bought over the Internet had sales tax attached it would offset the loss of sales tax from the disruption Internet commerce caused, and level the playing field a little with our brick and mortar stores here in NJ.

What do you think?

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