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 Author: eileenkeeney View Messages Posted By eileenkeeney
 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 19:02
 Subject: charging Taxes
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eileenkeeney (1402)

Location:  USA, Oregon
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What Taxes does Bricklink allow sellers to charge?

I know that a seller can charge sales tax, but doesn't that sales tax have
to be sent to the state it belongs to?

Do some sellers pay a sales tax to their own state, if shipping the item out
of state?
Do some sellers simplify their taxes by charging the sales tax for their own
state, and then just paying that to their state, no matter where they shipped
the item?

I live in a state that has no sales tax. The seller charges me a 9% tax anyway,
and says he was told he needed to pay that tax.
Who is charging the seller that tax? Is it possibly his own state?
Does PayPal deduct any taxes?

I am not upset about paying the tax, I am just really curious what the tax really
might be for. I have to give the seller credit for making the tax charge very
obvious before I placed the order.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 19:29
 Subject: Re: charging Taxes
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popsicle (5695)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In Terms and Policies, eileenkeeney writes:
  What Taxes does Bricklink allow sellers to charge?

I know that a seller can charge sales tax, but doesn't that sales tax have
to be sent to the state it belongs to?

Do some sellers pay a sales tax to their own state, if shipping the item out
of state?
Do some sellers simplify their taxes by charging the sales tax for their own
state, and then just paying that to their state, no matter where they shipped
the item?

I live in a state that has no sales tax. The seller charges me a 9% tax anyway,
and says he was told he needed to pay that tax.
Who is charging the seller that tax? Is it possibly his own state?
Does PayPal deduct any taxes?

I am not upset about paying the tax, I am just really curious what the tax really
might be for. I have to give the seller credit for making the tax charge very
obvious before I placed the order.

When did you leave the Lone Star State?

Anyway, you are now in what is currently only a handful of states that do not
collect sales/use tax. And by using the internet, you’ll not benefit from it
as things move forward.

I’ve always felt there’s gonna be an amount of mayhem during this 'implementation'
period, no doubt. Simply because those that are pushing the implementation of
what are highly unpopular policies, are political cowards. IOW, they’re implementing
under the radar. So I expect as folks awake to the fact, there will be outrage.
Which is how they like to deal with outrage; in smaller portions stretched over
time.

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 Author: eileenkeeney View Messages Posted By eileenkeeney
 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 19:44
 Subject: Re: charging Taxes
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eileenkeeney (1402)

Location:  USA, Oregon
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In Terms and Policies, popsicle writes:
  In Terms and Policies, eileenkeeney writes:
  What Taxes does Bricklink allow sellers to charge?

I know that a seller can charge sales tax, but doesn't that sales tax have
to be sent to the state it belongs to?

Do some sellers pay a sales tax to their own state, if shipping the item out
of state?
Do some sellers simplify their taxes by charging the sales tax for their own
state, and then just paying that to their state, no matter where they shipped
the item?

I live in a state that has no sales tax. The seller charges me a 9% tax anyway,
and says he was told he needed to pay that tax.
Who is charging the seller that tax? Is it possibly his own state?
Does PayPal deduct any taxes?

I am not upset about paying the tax, I am just really curious what the tax really
might be for. I have to give the seller credit for making the tax charge very
obvious before I placed the order.

When did you leave the Lone Star State?

Anyway, you are now in what is currently only a handful of states that do not
collect sales/use tax. And by using the internet, you’ll not benefit from it
as things move forward.

I’ve always felt there’s gonna be an amount of mayhem during this 'implementation'
period, no doubt. Simply because those that are pushing the implementation of
what are highly unpopular policies, are political cowards. IOW, they’re implementing
under the radar. So I expect as folks awake to the fact, there will be outrage.
Which is how they like to deal with outrage; in smaller portions stretched over
time.

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1148339

I moved back to Oregon 3 years ago. I lived in Oregon before my employer moved
me to Texas. I took a different job with the same employer, that allowed me
to move back to Oregon.

I didn't like feeling like I owed Texas any sales tax, nor did I like the
hassle of tracking it myself. So I was actually happy when Amazon and other
internet sellers started charging me the sales tax in Texas.
I am wondering if PayPal is trying to step up and take on collection and distribution
of sales tax. They are in a good position to do this, as they know exactly where
items are being shipped.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 19:57
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popsicle (5695)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In Terms and Policies, eileenkeeney writes:
  In Terms and Policies, popsicle writes:
  In Terms and Policies, eileenkeeney writes:
  What Taxes does Bricklink allow sellers to charge?

I know that a seller can charge sales tax, but doesn't that sales tax have
to be sent to the state it belongs to?

Do some sellers pay a sales tax to their own state, if shipping the item out
of state?
Do some sellers simplify their taxes by charging the sales tax for their own
state, and then just paying that to their state, no matter where they shipped
the item?

I live in a state that has no sales tax. The seller charges me a 9% tax anyway,
and says he was told he needed to pay that tax.
Who is charging the seller that tax? Is it possibly his own state?
Does PayPal deduct any taxes?

I am not upset about paying the tax, I am just really curious what the tax really
might be for. I have to give the seller credit for making the tax charge very
obvious before I placed the order.

When did you leave the Lone Star State?

Anyway, you are now in what is currently only a handful of states that do not
collect sales/use tax. And by using the internet, you’ll not benefit from it
as things move forward.

I’ve always felt there’s gonna be an amount of mayhem during this 'implementation'
period, no doubt. Simply because those that are pushing the implementation of
what are highly unpopular policies, are political cowards. IOW, they’re implementing
under the radar. So I expect as folks awake to the fact, there will be outrage.
Which is how they like to deal with outrage; in smaller portions stretched over
time.

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1148339

I moved back to Oregon 3 years ago. I lived in Oregon before my employer moved
me to Texas. I took a different job with the same employer, that allowed me
to move back to Oregon.

I didn't like feeling like I owed Texas any sales tax, nor did I like the
hassle of tracking it myself. So I was actually happy when Amazon and other
internet sellers started charging me the sales tax in Texas.
I am wondering if PayPal is trying to step up and take on collection and distribution
of sales tax. They are in a good position to do this, as they know exactly where
items are being shipped.

You'll need to understand what seemingly few actually do, about what is transpiring
with e-commerce regulation. Dig deeper, it's not difficult. But it is infuriating
how little is known, by those that are being acted upon by the regulation!

As to your specific concern, no. PayPal is not structured as such
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 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 21:36
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Location:  USA, South Dakota
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In Terms and Policies, popsicle writes:
  In Terms and Policies, eileenkeeney writes:
  What Taxes does Bricklink allow sellers to charge?

I know that a seller can charge sales tax, but doesn't that sales tax have
to be sent to the state it belongs to?

Do some sellers pay a sales tax to their own state, if shipping the item out
of state?
Do some sellers simplify their taxes by charging the sales tax for their own
state, and then just paying that to their state, no matter where they shipped
the item?

I live in a state that has no sales tax. The seller charges me a 9% tax anyway,
and says he was told he needed to pay that tax.
Who is charging the seller that tax? Is it possibly his own state?
Does PayPal deduct any taxes?

I am not upset about paying the tax, I am just really curious what the tax really
might be for. I have to give the seller credit for making the tax charge very
obvious before I placed the order.

When did you leave the Lone Star State?

Anyway, you are now in what is currently only a handful of states that do not
collect sales/use tax. And by using the internet, you’ll not benefit from it
as things move forward.

I’ve always felt there’s gonna be an amount of mayhem during this 'implementation'
period, no doubt. Simply because those that are pushing the implementation of
what are highly unpopular policies, are political cowards. IOW, they’re implementing
under the radar. So I expect as folks awake to the fact, there will be outrage.
Which is how they like to deal with outrage; in smaller portions stretched over
time.

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1148339

Rage!!!
Basically the SD vs Wayfair deal ruled that the online marketplaces are the seller
and collect the tax which is why Amazon, Ebay, etc are now collecting sales tax
based on where the product is being shipped. The "brick and mortar" loop hole
is working it's way out as laws catch up to technology.

Paypal is not the marketplace as it only facilitates payments so paypal will
not collect sales tax.

BL is not updated to that point, and it's probably small enough to not be
on the radar to be forced to do so, so then it would fall on the individual seller
to collect sales tax if they sell to states that collect it.