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Old 08-08-18, 04:56 PM   #1
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Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

The last to cave. They just lost an order I was about to place.
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Old 08-08-18, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

I wonder what triggers it.

I placed two orders today -- one from a buyer in FL, the other from someone in Taiwan -- and I wasn't charged tax for either one.
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Old 08-08-18, 05:18 PM   #3
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Ha, I doubt the order they lost will have a large impact.
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Old 08-08-18, 05:26 PM   #4
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

I didn't get charged on my purchase today.
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Old 08-08-18, 05:55 PM   #5
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I wonder what triggers it.

I placed two orders today -- one from a buyer in FL, the other from someone in Taiwan -- and I wasn't charged tax for either one.
It may just be the large sellers; & it may just be Washington State where I live. But there was definitely sales tax in my cart. I was stacking 2 coupons; & that kind of messed up the discount......

Sales Tax + shipping - a screwed consumer.
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Old 08-09-18, 01:11 AM   #6
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

I believe only large seller since I got taxed buying from Bestbuy a few weeks ago (through ebay of course) and no one else since.
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Old 08-09-18, 10:06 AM   #7
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

I'm in MN. Since the Wayfair ruling, MN has made these requirements on Marketplace Providers (ie. Ebay/Amazon) for filing taxes:

"When is a Marketplace Provider required to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of remote sellers using their marketplace?
Marketplace Provider must collect and remit Minnesota sales tax on all taxable sales into Minnesota made by a remote seller through the marketplace unless any of the following are true:
-The remote seller makes taxable retail sales into Minnesota through the marketplace of less than $10,000 in a 12-month period ending on the most recently completed calendar quarter.
-The remote seller elects to register and collect Minnesota sales tax directly and does not enter into an agreement with the Marketplace Provider for the marketplace to collect and remit Minnesota sales tax on behalf of the remote seller.
-The Marketplace Provider does not maintain a place of business in Minnesota."

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Old 08-09-18, 03:07 PM   #8
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Yeah, eBay had been just about the last bastion of cheaper retail goods on the net with its tax advantage. This is going to severely hurt eBay.

I've generally gotten better deals off eBay in the past year on media than Amazon or other net retailers. Their regular 15% and 20% off deals make many media items that never go on sale cheaper than they ever will be on Amazon or sites like Deepdiscount. The tax addition cuts into that advantage a great deal.
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Old 08-09-18, 03:16 PM   #9
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Tax advantage? It’s much easier to pre-pay it than to have to pay my state come April.
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Old 08-09-18, 06:21 PM   #10
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Ha, I doubt the order they lost will have a large impact.
Multiply it by a few million users, and they'll notice.

Why shop at eBay now when I can just buy direct from the merchant online?

Bye-bye private sellers, too.
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Old 08-10-18, 03:36 PM   #11
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Could be based on if the seller resides in your state. Movie Mars resides in NC and I get charged tax everytime.
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Old 08-12-18, 12:29 PM   #12
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Interesting, I just noticed a listing today from someone in Ohio and their description says "Currently not shipping/selling to Ohio residents at this time" and was wondering what that was all about. I guess ebay finally having to charge tax is why, so is it just if the seller and buyer are in the same state then?
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Old 08-12-18, 07:00 PM   #13
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Interesting, I just noticed a listing today from someone in Ohio and their description says "Currently not shipping/selling to Ohio residents at this time" and was wondering what that was all about. I guess ebay finally having to charge tax is why, so is it just if the seller and buyer are in the same state then?
People are dumb. The likelihood of shipping to your own state is slim. If itís a small seller, they donít hit a minimum. If itís a big seller, the need to stfu and assimilate.
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Old 08-13-18, 09:58 AM   #14
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Re: Ebay Is Now Charging Sales Tax

Also may have been an eBay seller using Amazon to drop ship. I've had that happen recently.
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