Exactly the same here! 8-)
Exactly the same here! 8-)
I work as a consultant. Generally, I contract for a specific project or a specific period of time. Until that project or period of time is over, I'll be staying on the job (with or without a contractual penalty). When I'm switching to a new contract, and (if I'm lucky) I have to choose between two prospective customers, then that shiny penny will do it.
Once, during a blackout, neighbors came to our house to ask why the lights were still on. I told them that our server is afraid of the dark.
Actually I bought mine (one for each employee) with this reasoning: Every gallon I save is one less gallon the US buys from one of our with-friends-like-these-you-don't-need-enemies.
But, let's check the numbers on mine (the one I drive):
120,000 Mi ÷ 52 MPG $3.17/Gal = $7,315
120,000 Mi ÷ 5,000 Mi/oil change $30/oil change = $720
120,000 Mi ÷ 120,000 Mi/brake job $300 = $300 (estimated -- no brake job yet)
120,000 Mi ÷ 26 MPG $3.17/Gal = $14,630
120,000 Mi ÷ 3,000 Mi/oil change $30/oil change = $1,200
120,000 Mi ÷ 60,000 Mi/brake job $300 = $600
similar car: $17,500 (estimated)
Hey! You're right! I'm still $405 behind.
I bike to work when the client is within 8 miles. I've measured my milage as 160 miles per gallon of yogurt.
Good point. NY could slap a use tax on downloads. It would then be the responsibility of the self-policing citizens of NY to report that they had paid for the downloads and to then pay taxes on them.
I guarantee you, though, if NY asks, pleads, or demands that we collect software download information for them (assuming they decide to tax that next), their letter will go in the same trash-can that the other out-of-state taxation letters do.
Article I, 9: No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
If you make these items in the state, and sell it there, then the state can tax it.
If you buy it wholesale, from in-state or out-of-state, and then resell it, then the state can tax it.
If you buy it at retail, from out-of-state, then the state can't tax it.
NY and you are ignoring three very basic points:
1) The US Constitution prohibits states from taxing anything crossing state lines.
2) A server can be located anywhere.
3) People will minimize their tax paid.
If NY puts this law into effect, then the affected servers will be moved out of state, and no tax will be due or collected.
As a side-note, we produce and sell packaged software. We're in California. We get sales-tax returns mailed to us from Louisiana. We throw them out, unopened.
Bike: Near as I can figure, 160 miles per gallon of yogurt.
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