That is my thought for today!
Auto Dealers do not have the same sales tax issues as Amazon.com which is starving Sates of badly needed revenue.
An issue that is puzzling Congress and most of the States today is the way eCommerce sites like Amazon.com avoid collecting sales tax to give to States that are in need of that revenue. While I enjoy not paying taxes whenever possible, I also have a son who is working towards becoming a Firefighter. I am a huge advocate for digital marketing especially for auto dealers, but I am also a big fan of my son and his dream.
My enjoyment in saving that money is also costing my son the opportunity to live out his dream. It is enough to make a parent’s brain boil.
Just a week or so ago in Alameda, CA a man was allowed to intentionally drown in the San Francisco Bay because the water rescue project in the fire department cut the funds a couple of years ago. They re-funded the project after that, but it was only after a man died.
When someone purchases a new or used car, truck or SUV across state lines the DMV is usually able to close the loophole and collect the sales tax for the State. This evens out the playing field for most auto dealers AND gets the taxes to the right State.
Since we cannot count on the government to fix this, maybe we should go back to buying locally and paying sales tax so our local governments can survive (and my son can put out our fires).