This last phase ends 9-9-9 and imposes a (get this name) “Fair Tax”—a 30 percent sales tax on all goods and services.
Perry joins in, and says, for example, that Cain would be adding a sales tax to New Hampshire.
It's pretty obvious that most of the people writing about the sales tax have never run a small business.
Amazon is the cost leader on most products even before you add in sales tax.
But there are also reasons to be wary of forcing out-of-state companies to collect your sales tax.
Do the sales tax fairies simply whisk it off to the nice folks at the state tax department?
McDonnell achieved a bipartisan deal in February that raised the sales tax to fund new transportation projects.
Both the states and Amazon clearly believed that freedom from sales tax constituted a major competitive advantage for Amazon.
Most of the growth is in income tax receipts—up 8.9 percent on average—but sales tax receipts are up as well.
Sales and Cigarette Taxes: Two percent sales tax on all purchases, payable in cash.