Online sales tax could hit Utah companies

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  • wordsfromhome CENTERVILLE, UT
    Aug. 31, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    Having a small Utah business that does most of our brick and mortar business outside of Utah, I have to track all the taxable sales as well as non-taxable sales for reporting to the Utah State Tax Commission, and collect and pay the applicable taxes. It takes no extra time to include this information in our computer generated billings, and perhaps a couple of hours quarterly to generate the reports. I do not consider this to be a nightmare or an unreasonable burden, nor has it been since the beginning of my company, when I did not have the luxury of computer programs to run my accounting.

  • Brian Wasilla, AK
    Aug. 31, 2011 12:00 a.m.

    This isn't about leveling the playing field as much as it's about knocking the small seller entirely out of the game. The paperwork necessary to file returns on a monthly or even quarterly basis on each individual transaction would be a nightmare beyond description. Many small online sellers are barely surviving as it is and the major retailers are well aware that this will be the "straw that breaks the camel's back" for millions of them.