The Internet Is A Vital Part Of The Modern World

1626 Words Dec 4th, 2014 7 Pages
The Internet is a vital part of the modern world. It is a tool that is used world-wide on a daily basis, and is continuing to grow as technology advances. The Internet can be used for basically anything and everything which is why it is such an important part of every day life. In recent years, the Internet has become a huge E-commerce market since it provides an array of benefits for both consumers and businesses such as variety, convenience, reliability, and mostly tax-free. However, the days of tax-free online shopping may be coming to an end as a result of the Market Place Fairness Act which was passed by the Senate in 2013. Currently, the bill is moving on to the House where it will be decided if it will be banned or not. This Internet taxation bill would allow a state with sales tax to require online retailers to collect tax from all customers in that state and for states where they ship goods. On the surface this bill seems like any other bill imposed by the government to place more taxes on its citizens, but it is much more complex than that. Not only will the bill place a burden on online shoppers, but it will also be extremely costly towards small business and therefore the bill needs to be banned. The question of whether or not to tax online sales purchases first arose back in 1998. Currently, Internet retailers are not required to collect sales tax from their customers unless they are physically present in the state. Yet, with the approval of the Marketplace…
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