Based on the current tax laws, online store merchants collect sales tax from in state consumers as similarly as “brick and mortar” stores charge sales tax when customers come into their stores. Online merchants, however, do not collect sales tax from consumers who shop from a different state. Out of state consumers are subject to a different tax, a use tax which is “a tax imposed on the use of certai... ... middle of paper ... ...eement – a collaborative achievement between state government and business community. Nevertheless, the Marketplace Fairness Act has a very slim chance to win the House of Representatives, because in spite of its simplified and modernized tax measure, the act will not eliminate the problem of complex multistate tax policies. Since each state has its own unique laws and tax codes, it is practically impossible to compel every state to follow the same simplification tax rule.
Internet Taxation The advent and expansion of the Internet have brought the issue of the application of state and local sales taxation to Internet, telephone, catalog, and other "remote sales" to the forefront of the policy debate. Under current law, states cannot require corporations without a substantial presence within their borders to collect and remit sales taxes. While all states do require residents to remit the taxes owed in the form of use tax payments, few people send in use tax forms, rendering remote sales essentially tax-free. The revenue loss due to the lack of taxation on Internet sales has been minimal thus far; however, states are concerned that the growth of the Internet will lead to a substantial drain on revenue. After extensive research and consideration, the committee recommends against implementing a tax on Internet sales transactions.
Microsoft Monopoly This paper will show my opinion of Microsoft being branded a monopoly. I feel this example shows supply and demand in addition to monopolistic competition. This entire ordeal is over a free browser that Microsoft includes with windows for free and gives out on the internet for free just as Netscape and most other browser companies do. The government feels that Microsoft is creating a demand purely for their products by forcing its browser on suppliers and controlling prices. I have yet to see where Microsoft is charging extraordinary prices for any of these free programs nor do I see how Netscape, in using the governments definition, a "monopoly" itself, is "being forced out of business" by Microsoft's free browser.
Also, if the U.N. were to take charge, the cost to deliver their services globally would be far too costly for website like google. Since many Countries have their own agendas and policies implemented, there is no need for the U.N. to regulate the Internet. Since Internet monitoring is a controversial issue on a political and societal scale, it has both negatives and positives that benefit both the government and people. Although some may oppose Internet monitoring, it is necessary in some circumstances. It can help prevent and detect cybercrime, unauthorized access to sensitive data, and terrorism.
To draw a simple example, take two content providers such as the Verizon website and the University of California website. If net neutrality were upheld, both entities would pay their monthly fees to the network provider and if all else equal, any bit of information from the Verizon website will make the same trek as one from say the UC Berkeley website. There would be no roadblocks or shortcuts any of the websites can take to make the end user desire their content more. However, witho... ... middle of paper ... ... market will only hurt consumers if there is no government intervention. By allowing the telcos to tier the internet, consumers will be forced to pay multiple times for the same service.
In short, private regulation of the internet is more appealing when compared to government control. All in all, internet censorship by the government is somewhat helpful to some extent but it is undemocratic and unnecessary. It has no place in a democratic society. The internet has provided many with the freedom to access and publish information, let's keep it that way.
Most of their transactions go across state lines, and sales taxes are not collected. They say imposing sales taxes on the Internet could stifle growth in an industry that is helping to drive the U.S. economy, and taxes could drive Internet firms overseas. On the other side are traditional retail merchants who collect sales taxes and the governments that rely on those taxes to pay for police, schools and roads. The retailers are losing business to the tax-free Internet. That cuts into the 36% of state and local government revenue that comes from sales taxes.
This is not so much a threat for scholarly journal articles, but is definitely a problem when people take movies, songs and books from the internet. The third issue is the free distribution of copyright material. In most cases, it is an unintentional act, which does not result in the loss of any money to the creator of the original works. If, however, it is found to be a deliberate act, to make profit from someone else's work then the courts will act on it.
Merrill Dictionary states that piracy is “the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.” These illegally activities have increased dramatically over the last decade and are now costing the multimedia industry billions of dollars in lost revenue every year. The lost revenue is preventing the industry from making more jobs and lessening the tax revenue that can the government can acquiring. The government is the only entity that can stop piracy. But, so far, government has taken a lackluster approach to solve it. So since piracy is increasingly affecting multimedia businesses negatively, the government need to be more active in stopping it by shutting down website that allow piracy, implementing steep penalty for people found guilty of piracy, and removing Internet privilege for people found guilty of engaging in piracy multiple times.
These problems range from lack of trust to serious concerns about Internet safety and access to private data. The way email marketing treats our private data is a major concern. Email marketing is an effective way of advertising and much cheaper than any other media (infront webworks) but it is important to put in consideration that each one has his/her privacy, which cannot be accessed. Email marketing can access personal information from emails. Consumer online life may not seem to be tracked as he/she accesses the Internet.