Thursday, February 23, 2017

Internet Retail Sales Tax Grab Attempt in Wyoming

In this eight-minute Podcast, Maureen Bader discusses the problems with the Wyoming government's attempt to tax Internet sales in Wyoming, with Glenn Woods on KGAB Radio 650 am in Cheyenne. Politicians use two excuses to justify this tax grab. First, they say they need the money. But the revenue they expect from this tax will in no way cover the shortfall in state funds--the government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

Second, they say they want to level the playing field between Main Street and the Internet. If politicians really wanted to help Main Street, they would lower the burden of regulations and taxation on Main Street sellers, not extend the dead hand of government to innovative sellers using technology to assist their sales efforts.