For free...no, they would be like any other company that gets to keep a percentage of the tax they collect.
Also, I pay use tax every year on my Michigan Tax Return for purchases my family makes on the Internet. Everyone should also. But they don't, instead they see it as a discount.
The current Michigan law states that use tax is do if you buy anything and have not pay sales tax somewhere. It's pretty simple, but people always try to find ways to skirt the law.
Buying stuff on the Internet and not paying sales or use tax of 6% is against Michigan law.
Again, as I stated before, it is not a new tax. It is a bill that closes a loop hole in the tax law and we should all be in favor of closing ALL loop holes and not just the ones that don't affect us.
I already pay my tax for Internet purchases, because I owe it. Now it is everybody else's turn. If people would be ethical and pay what they owe then we wouldn't need "An army of tax collectors working for "free"".
Taxes are never fair.
You have 3 options of remitting the sales tax collected on behalf of the State of Michigan. They are:I don't believe I like the "use tax" either. I don't care for sales tax. I don't like income tax. I like taxes in general but our methods of taxation are far too invasive.
1) If you remit your sales tax by the 12th of the month you get a discount in the amount of:
Your sales tax collected × .6667 (the discount is only on the original 4%) × .0075
2) If you remit your sales tax by the due date on the 20th you get a discount in the amount of:
Your sales tax collected ×.6667 × .005
This is to offset some of the cost of collecting the sales tax for the State of Michigan
3) If you pay late then no discount.
Here is a website.