Tag Archives: Amazon

OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

March 27, 2013

2 Comments

Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of […]

Continue reading...

Big dollars await states with cyber sales tax collections

October 30, 2011

0 Comments

You can bet a $300 million windfall would cheer up Mississippi’s Revenue Estimating Committee when it convenes this month to set estimates on state collections of taxes and fees. The $300 million is the National Conference of State Legislatures’ estimate on the amount of money Mississippi loses each year by not taxing certain online and […]

Continue reading...

Online sales tax collections would entail revamp of state system

October 30, 2011

0 Comments

Forcing online retail giants like Amazon and Overstock to collect sales taxes from customers would require a tradeoff that Mississippi is not yet prepared to make. On one hand, the state could gain in the neighborhood of $300 million annually. But on the other, it would need to revamp its sales tax system to meet […]

Continue reading...