Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 letters: Online sales tax, aging workers

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 letters: Online sales tax, aging workers

On-line gross sales tax

Re: “A taxing change,” Nov. three information story

Are we insane? Beginning Dec. 1, Colorado’s new on-line gross sales tax guidelines would require on-line sellers who ship items to Colorado to gather and pay gross sales taxes for every of the state’s greater than 340 taxing jurisdictions. Altogether there are 683 potential gross sales tax combos that a web based vendor may need to cope with.

The Supreme Court docket ruling on South Dakota vs. Wayfair set a threshold of 200 gross sales or $100,000 for out-of-state sellers, not unreasonable for small sellers. Nevertheless, the edge for in-state sellers right here is one sale! This isn’t what the Supreme Court docket meant. As a Colorado resident considering beginning an Etsy enterprise, there isn’t a means I might take into account on-line gross sales to Colorado consumers.

Kenneth Schroll, Highlands Ranch


As a really small retail web site, our solely various to the brand new gross sales tax reporting and remitting necessities is to cease promoting our merchandise to the residents and companies in Colorado. These new necessities are past obscene.

John Mertz, Arvada


After studying the entrance web page article, I puzzled about all the roles and tasks supported by gross sales taxes. I believe it’s vital to assist readers acknowledge that working companies primarily based on artificially low costs since you don’t cost or course of taxes sounds nice except you take into account the misplaced tax revenues and its influence. In contrast to the Federal debt and deficit, as a result of insufficient tax assortment, Colorado doesn’t have that “luxurious.” Let’s cease ignoring the actual results of tax avoidance.

Mark Zaitz, Denver


Maintain getting old staff employed

There’s a resolution to maintain our financial system robust: Maintain Coloradans within the workforce as we age. As Coloradans stay longer and more healthy lives, we’ve a possibility to leverage the strengths of older staff.

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