There's no need to bleed funds from the taxpayers when you properly manage the funds they already gave you through the other taxes paid. I'm with Roques, against the tax and surprised it wasn't required sooner.
The rationale behind Taxing E-Commerce is simple-State and Local govts all across America are broke and will do whatever it takes to raise revenue.Including new moves to tax bloggers in broke cities like Philly;this move will put a death knell to the one growth industry America has today-The Internet.
We need less Taxes and less regulation.
Unfortunately,if that happens who is going to pay the heavily bloated salaries of Public Servants???
So well less Taxes adn Less regulation is little but wishful thinking at this stage.
This is another case of government's blind stabs at generating revenue and lack of creativity in doing so. The solutions they come up with always lies in taxation. What they do not realize is that in taking the $$ from the entrepreneurs and REAL creative people, that in turn will limit their ability to do more things down the road, which will lead to less revenues generated as a whole for the economic ecosystem.
If anything, they should be providing tax breaks or incentives to push more businesses to do business online as it limits alot of waste that occurs as a result of the old style brick & mortar shops.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.