Internet Sales Tax Could Lead to Higher Prices
Taxes always make prices go up.
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If the House approves the Marketplace Fairness Act, Villa Lagoon Tile won’t be out of business, but it might be forced to raise its prices.
In an interview with National Public Radio, owners Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry talked about the “tremendous burden” the Internet sales tax will create for their business.
Their custom cement tile company, based in Gulf Shores, Alabama, relies mostly on Internet sales because its Cuban-style tile is more popular in coastal states like Florida, Texas, and Washington.
Perry and Wilder would be required to keep up with 9,646 tax jurisdictions and keep track of every state they sell to, a task they told NPR they currently don’t do.