Donald Trump Continues His FALSE Narrative That Amazon Does Not Charge Sales Tax.
Today’s, i.e., August 16, 2017 tweet — post Charlottesville, VA ramblings.
July 25, 2017 Tweet.
This is essentially FAKE NEWS and Trump should know it is FAKE unless he really is even more ill informed and confused than we realize.
As of April 2017 Amazon is collecting Internet sales tax on shipments to ALL states that have a sales tax. That is an irrefutable fact. So for Trump to claim that Amazon has a ‘no-tax monopoly’ is wrong.
Yes, prior to April 2017, Amazon like so many other online retailers did not collect (and handover) sales tax to states that had such a tax. But, Amazon did not have a monopoly and the whole issue of Internet-tax has yet to be fully thrashed out yet.
So, yes, it is true that Amazon in the past was ‘no-tax’.
And yes it is still true that Amazon does NOT force 3rd-party sellers on Amazon from charging sales tax. It probably should to be consistent and avoid Trump having a sliver of an excuse.
Trump’s gripe is really NOT against Amazon. He, irrationally, is MAD at the ‘Washington Post‘ but rails against Amazon because Jeff Bezos owns both Amazon and ‘The Washington Post’.
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