[Sohu IT news] May 7th news, according to foreign media reports, in May 6th, the United States consumers pay attention to the online shopping tax bill, a step in the U.S. Congress, the Senate voted. This means that online retailers in the United States, it is likely to be in the state where consumers pay sales tax.
the same day, the bill in the Senate to 69 votes to get through the bill, the bill became law, but also through the house of Representatives voted and signed by the president. Earlier, U.S. President Obama has expressed support for online retail tax.
The Associated Press pointed out that some conservatives believe that this program will bring a tax burden on taxpayers, so the bill in the house of Representatives, will continue to face challenges.
according to the existing laws of the United States, only online retailers in this week, there are physical facilities (such as warehouses, logistics centers, headquarters, etc.), can be taxed. According to the new law, as long as the Internet users this week, online shopping, the state government can tax on retailers, which means that the network will be a large area of retail sales tax spread.
, WAL-MART, best buy and other retailers have stores in the United States, they engaged in online sales tax in many states, but with no physical facilities, Amazon, eBay and other sites without paying taxes, such as WAL-MART store that caused the market unfair.
‘s new tax law will not only cover the online retail, but also cover catalog shopping, radio and TV shopping, etc..
the bill’s supporters believe that the unreasonable tax system, so that retailers become the network retail commodity exhibition hall, many netizens in the store to try on, and then go to the online purchase.
the bill’s opponents, including eBay, anti tax organization, and some do not charge sales tax in the state. Opponents argue that the new law will give additional burden to small and medium retailers, and large retailers already have a retail tax collection facilities. Among them, three states that do not charge sales tax, voted against the bill, which are Montana, Oregon and new hampshire. (Jing Jin)