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-- so if you got tax free online shopping would last for ever.
The senate starting a vote imminently on the controversial measure to make everyone everywhere -- sales tax on everything.
Is even an app purchases no matter where you bad.
It's caused a big divide in the retail world but you know how this is gonna -- your wallet joining me now is -- -- brumbies.
President -- chair -- a brick and mortar store.
I'm in it's gonna impact your business.
Hi Melissa thanks for having me on today -- this is such an important issue especially to brick and mortar stores.
That have been paying sales tax ever since there and set send.
We feel like really there's just not playing field level playing field out there -- these online merchants.
You know twenty years ago -- the Supreme Court made their ruling this is -- Mason business people denied buy and sell goods online the way they did today today.
It is completely a mature market it's something that we all you know -- deal with today and and we all are involved in the e-commerce world.
It is an important medium for all -- to sell but.
You know with today's regulations as they -- and there's basically six to 7% discount over online retailers in my customers don't have to play.
This is that.
Retailers who have to -- adopt this new systems say that it's going to be so hard to figure out which items exactly are taxable and put it into place it's not a simple.
As just charging one tax on everything they -- is that reasonable.
You know you desolate not reasonable it and I think that's misconception about the law itself today.
You know when we're purchasing anything online you go -- you have to put in your delivery address and your billing address this is basic information that anybody purchasing anything -- has to provide today so in order to be able to calculate the sales -- you need -- -- And yet today there is software out there too easily allow companies to calculate the sales tax in those particular areas in districts.
And yet this bill also provides for the state that our governments have been subsidize and by that particular software.
For these companies so -- really that really is not a very ballads.
That the reason today to vote against this legislation upping their religious trying to throw out some smoke -- -- to make it seem like you know is getting more difficult than it is -- they.
Not all items are are taxable but it's not as simple as putting an zip code and then knowing where it's going -- -- tax based on that there's a lot more to it and that you don't buy that.
I don't buy that at all now he had to software exists out there.
You know honestly this is a mature market to be able to calculate the right sales tax going on the right items -- Is not as difficult as they want it to seem but there are a lot of merchants -- tried to say that.
But yet this is something that you -- -- -- -- gonna have to deal with as well I don't know why do you -- have you had an American morning.
So we -- if we're selling online we're gonna have to -- the same thing for out of state online sales so I'm not you know asking for special treatment as a brick and mortar today -- necessity for a -- a level playing field.
For those that do not have brick and mortar.
The representation in state.
It's if you charge people more they have less money to spend is always the arguments they have less money you're spending your store as well.
Well you know and honestly it today what we're talking about though is for traumatic paid at fair playing field so the majority.
Employment in this company in this country today.
Is really represented by small business brick and mortars -- myself we provide employment for the majority.
Workers in the United States today so we're providing jobs.
We're also providing us sales -- it goes back into the infrastructure of our state he goes back into the public safety the transportation of our state.
All of which is online merchants are benefiting from and so they're not actually paying back into the infrastructure that they -- you know reaping the value from every day.
Besides I don't buy that you know really is one of those issues -- -- At one point -- just didn't make sense because we did not buy and sell -- the way that we -- today today this is a normal way of doing business.
This is an extension of an existing taxes is not a -- tell you -- A brick and mortar store people have the advantage of coming in -- -- product by it that's your advantage.
Online retailers say they don't have that advantage the advantage that they might have is that you saved attacks had -- spot about.
Well but also customers can come into the store -- that they can finding that.
A particular good -- item that they want this also so all assault on eBay are also sold by.
You know online retailer and they can go online -- they can -- -- that with it it being exempt from the -- sex that they get the benefit of going in and seeing that actual item in a brick and mortar store but then they can get and avoid the sales -- so again.
That's another argument works today I decide that's a lot of smoke screening from online retail.
How well this really benefited from the brick and mortar industry today when it comes -- to say infrastructure.
That they're benefiting yeah.
I -- I I would rather lower your taxes that raise -- I understand your level playing field collecting more taxes just slowdown in the economy altogether but I hear your point of -- for sure thank you so much for coming on.
Thank you -- appreciate and sometimes.
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