Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Online purchases taxed by states

I just got a disturbing newsletter from my Senator Lamar Alexander.  He has decided to support legislation to require online retailers to charge and pay states sales tax.  I do not think it is right that a business would have to pay sales to to a state that it doesn't reside. 

Contact your senator and tell them NO!

  Amazon would probably have to file tax papers to all 50 states.  I rely on being able to purchase online because I can't get products locally like shampoo.  It cost more in gas to drive to Knoxville, than it is to buy online.  The local stores don't carry the vitamins that I use.  They will order it for me and charge me extra because they don't regularly carry the item.  They aren't willing to carry an item that they think only I would buy.   


Violets said...

But even if the store doesn't charge, don't you have to pay on the income tax form? In CA we are 'required' to add our taxable items that we didn't pay sales tax on.

It's a huge pain to figure out which items were taxable and which weren't. Luckily food isn't around here!

Unknown said...

We don't have state taxes. We do have an online tax in TN. I think its 2%.

Violets said...

Ah. I agree that online purchases shouldn't be taxed. (Unless people are using the online venue to circumvent their local tax laws, which can be a problem in my state.) I prefer buying locally...but as you said, with a corn allergy, it's not always feasible. Or possible.

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