Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
I believe there was a recent order now forcing online retailers like Amazon to start collecting state taxes - after allowing them for years to have a leg up on local stores. I guess it didn't become important until even Wal-Mart was having trouble competing with them.
Yes, and therein lies some of the problem. They only collect the taxes of where it's being shipped to, so the state loses it's sales tax. And what about shipping into KY, where most of the counties are dry? Do you think our local liquor stores with their meager selection of wines want to compete with some store in CA? Do you think our distributors want to lose sales to those distributors?