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 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 02:19
 Subject: The new US sales tax feature has arrived!
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Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 03:04
 Subject: Re: The new US sales tax feature has arrived!
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 03:41
 Subject: Re: The new US sales tax feature has arrived!
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 04:33
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 08:31
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 09:21
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?
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 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:07
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.
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 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:14
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In Administrative, Tracyd writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Thank you, that clarifies a significant difference versus Europe then. Over here
customs ARE responsible for the collection of VAT on imported goods and in UK
RoyalMail are authorised (by Her Majestys Customs and Revenue) to collect the
tax (and a fee for doing it) from recipients of parcels. This is why we over
here keep asking what info sellers (e.g. US based) will be given to put on the
packages to indentify that VAT has already been collected at POS. This looks
not to be an issue for EU-USA but for USA-EU it will be.

Robert
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In Administrative, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Thank you, that clarifies a significant difference versus Europe then. Over here
customs ARE responsible for the collection of VAT on imported goods and in UK
RoyalMail are authorised (by Her Majestys Customs and Revenue) to collect the
tax (and a fee for doing it) from recipients of parcels. This is why we over
here keep asking what info sellers (e.g. US based) will be given to put on the
packages to indentify that VAT has already been collected at POS. This looks
not to be an issue for EU-USA but for USA-EU it will be.

Robert

You are very welcome, and to further clarify if anyone is unsure. Sales tax
collection is a State level action whereas customs and postal activities are
Federal level.
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 Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:24
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In Administrative, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Thank you, that clarifies a significant difference versus Europe then. Over here
customs ARE responsible for the collection of VAT on imported goods and in UK
RoyalMail are authorised (by Her Majestys Customs and Revenue) to collect the
tax (and a fee for doing it) from recipients of parcels. This is why we over
here keep asking what info sellers (e.g. US based) will be given to put on the
packages to indentify that VAT has already been collected at POS. This looks
not to be an issue for EU-USA but for USA-EU it will be.

Robert

If the huge hike in US shipping charges was'nt enough to put EU buyers off
the double tax certainly will be!
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In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Thank you, that clarifies a significant difference versus Europe then. Over here
customs ARE responsible for the collection of VAT on imported goods and in UK
RoyalMail are authorised (by Her Majestys Customs and Revenue) to collect the
tax (and a fee for doing it) from recipients of parcels. This is why we over
here keep asking what info sellers (e.g. US based) will be given to put on the
packages to indentify that VAT has already been collected at POS. This looks
not to be an issue for EU-USA but for USA-EU it will be.

Robert

If the huge hike in US shipping charges was'nt enough to put EU buyers off
the double tax certainly will be!

Indeed but on the other hand if it works (i.e. the tax is not paid twice!) at
least buyers will save the RoyalMail collection fee.

Robert
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  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Do sellers have to mark parcels in any way to show that state tax has been collected
or included printed evidence of tax payment inside the parcel?

I don't believe so. But the tax is shown on the order detail page and other
places, including in PayPal / Stripe accounts.

Yes, sorry if not clear I was aiming more at if sellers need to put in any evidence,
such as a printed order detail page, into the package. Of course, buyer and seller
can see the details online but if parcels are stopped by customs or government
officials or whatever as appropriate they do not have access to PayPal/Stripe/BL
systems to see this.

For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Thank you, that clarifies a significant difference versus Europe then. Over here
customs ARE responsible for the collection of VAT on imported goods and in UK
RoyalMail are authorised (by Her Majestys Customs and Revenue) to collect the
tax (and a fee for doing it) from recipients of parcels. This is why we over
here keep asking what info sellers (e.g. US based) will be given to put on the
packages to indentify that VAT has already been collected at POS. This looks
not to be an issue for EU-USA but for USA-EU it will be.

Robert

If the huge hike in US shipping charges was'nt enough to put EU buyers off
the double tax certainly will be!

Indeed but on the other hand if it works (i.e. the tax is not paid twice!) at
least buyers will save the RoyalMail collection fee.

Robert

Yes I soon learnt to be careful about spending too close to the duty amount better
to spend a large amount rather than ending up with an £8-9 handling fee on £25-30
of goods??
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  Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

So will this mean that any package arriving in a certain US location will just
be assumed to have had its state tax paid? This is why I keep asking customs
/ government official / whoever handles the package. Different countries will
have different names for these officials.

I rarely put printed documentation inside the package as it can add significantly
to the weight. So there would be absolutely no indication that sales tax had
been paid, inside or outside.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  
  Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

So will this mean that any package arriving in a certain US location will just
be assumed to have had its state tax paid? This is why I keep asking customs
/ government official / whoever handles the package. Different countries will
have different names for these officials.

I rarely put printed documentation inside the package as it can add significantly
to the weight. So there would be absolutely no indication that sales tax had
been paid, inside or outside.

Correct, in the US customs officials don't care about sales tax.
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In Administrative, Tracyd writes:

  
  
  For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Postal workers, no. Sales tax, no. But if you import a $15,000 statue from Africa
you will likely have duty to pay and customs fees, on top of the regulatory hoops.
You may have use tax to pay to get it into a particular state as well.

What people are asking about are customs fees to get an item into the US, and
they DO exist. But the thresholds are so high that most US-based BrickLink members
will not pay anything at the border.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:

  
  
  For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Postal workers, no. Sales tax, no. But if you import a $15,000 statue from Africa
you will likely have duty to pay and customs fees, on top of the regulatory hoops.
You may have use tax to pay to get it into a particular state as well.

What people are asking about are customs fees to get an item into the US, and
they DO exist. But the thresholds are so high that most US-based BrickLink members
will not pay anything at the border.

In fact, what I was asking about was sales tax not customs, but the different
naming of the officials that deal with this in different countries is the issue.
In the UK, HMRC (Revenue and Customs) deal with imports and so we tend to refer
to them as "customs", even if they are doing VAT.

And the main point was is there any difference in sending a package when state
sales tax has been paid compared to when state sales tax has not been paid. That
is, should there be a printed order notice (or invoice or docket or whatever
else different people might call it) showing state sales tax has been paid if
someone official intercepts the package to check for sales tax compliance. It
is all very well the customer knowing it has been paid and the seller knowing
it has been paid but there may not be any evidence inside the package that it
has been paid if it is intercepted by an official checking for compliance.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:

  
  
  For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Postal workers, no. Sales tax, no. But if you import a $15,000 statue from Africa
you will likely have duty to pay and customs fees, on top of the regulatory hoops.
You may have use tax to pay to get it into a particular state as well.

What people are asking about are customs fees to get an item into the US, and
they DO exist. But the thresholds are so high that most US-based BrickLink members
will not pay anything at the border.

In fact, what I was asking about was sales tax not customs, but the different
naming of the officials that deal with this in different countries is the issue.
In the UK, HMRC (Revenue and Customs) deal with imports and so we tend to refer
to them as "customs", even if they are doing VAT.

And the main point was is there any difference in sending a package when state
sales tax has been paid compared to when state sales tax has not been paid. That
is, should there be a printed order notice (or invoice or docket or whatever
else different people might call it) showing state sales tax has been paid if
someone official intercepts the package to check for sales tax compliance. It
is all very well the customer knowing it has been paid and the seller knowing
it has been paid but there may not be any evidence inside the package that it
has been paid if it is intercepted by an official checking for compliance.

To be on the safe side, the taxes and duties will be recalculated. Buyers and
sellers can then deal with it. The complaints and negative reviews will increase.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Tracyd writes:

  
  
  For packages coming to the United States, the customs threshold is quite high.
So this will likely not be an issue.

But the purchase tax is on everything though isn't it? So do the government
officials / post office workers / whatever you call them there just assume the
tax is paid, as they have no access to the PayPal or bricklink electronic records
for individual packages?

Customs and postal workers are not responsible for sales tax collection. It is
totally outside their purview.

Postal workers, no. Sales tax, no. But if you import a $15,000 statue from Africa
you will likely have duty to pay and customs fees, on top of the regulatory hoops.
You may have use tax to pay to get it into a particular state as well.

What people are asking about are customs fees to get an item into the US, and
they DO exist. But the thresholds are so high that most US-based BrickLink members
will not pay anything at the border.

In fact, what I was asking about was sales tax not customs, but the different
naming of the officials that deal with this in different countries is the issue.
In the UK, HMRC (Revenue and Customs) deal with imports and so we tend to refer
to them as "customs", even if they are doing VAT.

And the main point was is there any difference in sending a package when state
sales tax has been paid compared to when state sales tax has not been paid. That
is, should there be a printed order notice (or invoice or docket or whatever
else different people might call it) showing state sales tax has been paid if
someone official intercepts the package to check for sales tax compliance. It
is all very well the customer knowing it has been paid and the seller knowing
it has been paid but there may not be any evidence inside the package that it
has been paid if it is intercepted by an official checking for compliance.

No. There is no such requirement and no such person to intercept packages. There
are plenty of small websites sending things around the globe that fall below
these tax thresholds, and no sales tax is paid on those orders.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Where is the link to the "Manage Refund" page?

Thanks
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In Administrative, Stellar writes:
  
Where is the link to the "Manage Refund" page?

Thanks

That's what I'd like to know. Can't say I have ever seen any way
to do a refund via BL.
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In Administrative, bricksinbins writes:
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Where is the link to the "Manage Refund" page?

Thanks

That's what I'd like to know. Can't say I have ever seen any way
to do a refund via BL.

This is a new feature. We'll try to update the Help Page soon.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Also the site should send an email explaining this to all sellers.

With info that they need to update their custom invoices to include this after
AC2:

(ORDERSALESTAX-EQ:Y)Sales Tax: (BASECURRENCYSIGN)(ORDERSALESTAX)(/ORDERSALESTAX-EQ:Y)

*Change the ( & ) with the less-than and greater-than sign.

That is now in the default invoice template.

But it is not in the default Quote accepted invoice, so you Admins should update
it too. (And the footer, that is different from the invoice one...)

Greetings,
Sergio
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In Administrative, Stellar writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Also the site should send an email explaining this to all sellers.

With info that they need to update their custom invoices to include this after
AC2:

(ORDERSALESTAX-EQ:Y)Sales Tax: (BASECURRENCYSIGN)(ORDERSALESTAX)(/ORDERSALESTAX-EQ:Y)

*Change the ( & ) with the less-than and greater-than sign.

That is now in the default invoice template.

But it is not in the default Quote accepted invoice, so you Admins should update
it too. (And the footer, that is different from the invoice one...)

Greetings,
Sergio

Thanks for the recommendation about the email.

Btw, the code will change when the feature is launched in a few hours.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Thank you.

W/R/T one of the items in the FAQ …
   15. Will shipping and other charges be taxed, or just the items in the order?

   There is some slight variance in this regard, but for most states, tax is charged on the full order amount, which includes shipping and all other fees.

The situation for Florida goes like this (and I have specifically asked the DoR
about it). If an online seller uses one shipping provider (e.g. USPS) then the
shipping charge is taxed. If the seller offers more than one shipping provider
(e.g. USPS or UPS) then the shipping charge is not subject to sales and use tax.

ULine offers multiple choices for transporting the items ordered (UPS, motor
freight, and possibly one other), so the items ordered are taxed for Florida
delivery, but not the shipping/freight charge.

This is a deciding factor that would not be related to the actual address served,
other than it is in Florida.

Nita Rae
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In Administrative, cosmicray writes:

  W/R/T one of the items in the FAQ …
   15. Will shipping and other charges be taxed, or just the items in the order?

   There is some slight variance in this regard, but for most states, tax is charged on the full order amount, which includes shipping and all other fees.

The situation for Florida goes like this (and I have specifically asked the DoR
about it). If an online seller uses one shipping provider (e.g. USPS) then the
shipping charge is taxed. If the seller offers more than one shipping provider
(e.g. USPS or UPS) then the shipping charge is not subject to sales and use tax.

ULine offers multiple choices for transporting the items ordered (UPS, motor
freight, and possibly one other), so the items ordered are taxed for Florida
delivery, but not the shipping/freight charge.

This is a deciding factor that would not be related to the actual address served,
other than it is in Florida.

Nita Rae

Interesting. In some other states, it depends if handling is included with the
shipping. We will look at this closely. Thank you.
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Interesting. In some other states, it depends if handling is included with the
shipping. We will look at this closely. Thank you.

Seems State and Federal do not mix very well then? A buyer is USA based, not
USA-state-based correct? How to know the difference in each state what to do
regarding packaging etc.?

I really am thinking about excluding the USA from my store from now on. It's
not worth my time to dive into this....
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In Administrative, StarBrick writes:
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Interesting. In some other states, it depends if handling is included with the
shipping. We will look at this closely. Thank you.

Seems State and Federal do not mix very well then? A buyer is USA based, not
USA-state-based correct? How to know the difference in each state what to do
regarding packaging etc.?

I really am thinking about excluding the USA from my store from now on. It's
not worth my time to dive into this....

State sales tax has nothing to do with packaging. In the US State and Federal
levels are very different. Federal has nothing to do with this taxing, it is
at the state level. There is nothing to do at this time with packaging. It
might change in the future, but that is always the case.
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Given that states vary in how they tax shipping charges and handling charges,
is there any way to be add domestic US zone shipping options to BL so that we
can accurately invoice for shipping and handling charges based on the variable
shipping prices?


In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, cosmicray writes:

  W/R/T one of the items in the FAQ …
   15. Will shipping and other charges be taxed, or just the items in the order?

   There is some slight variance in this regard, but for most states, tax is charged on the full order amount, which includes shipping and all other fees.

The situation for Florida goes like this (and I have specifically asked the DoR
about it). If an online seller uses one shipping provider (e.g. USPS) then the
shipping charge is taxed. If the seller offers more than one shipping provider
(e.g. USPS or UPS) then the shipping charge is not subject to sales and use tax.

ULine offers multiple choices for transporting the items ordered (UPS, motor
freight, and possibly one other), so the items ordered are taxed for Florida
delivery, but not the shipping/freight charge.

This is a deciding factor that would not be related to the actual address served,
other than it is in Florida.

Nita Rae

Interesting. In some other states, it depends if handling is included with the
shipping. We will look at this closely. Thank you.
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Location:  USA, South Dakota
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.
 
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In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.

+1

Also, I don't even see the Tax column. I went to check in the customizable
settings and can't see it at all. I'm in Canada but ship to the US incl.
CA and CT (and have onsite payment) so shouldn't I also be seeing this column?
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In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.

There are many things that have been adjusted / improved and you will only see
them when the feature is deployed - a couple more hours now. The issue of including
the tax field in the downloaded files was brought up before and I know it was
in the process of being fixed. I can't say for sure whether it will be in
today's release.
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Location:  USA, South Dakota
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.

There are many things that have been adjusted / improved and you will only see
them when the feature is deployed - a couple more hours now. The issue of including
the tax field in the downloaded files was brought up before and I know it was
in the process of being fixed. I can't say for sure whether it will be in
today's release.

It's exporting now, Beautiful! Thanks!
 
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In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.

There are many things that have been adjusted / improved and you will only see
them when the feature is deployed - a couple more hours now. The issue of including
the tax field in the downloaded files was brought up before and I know it was
in the process of being fixed. I can't say for sure whether it will be in
today's release.

It's exporting now, Beautiful! Thanks!

Super! Glad to be of service.
 Author: Sweatergirl View Messages Posted By Sweatergirl
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Location:  USA, Wisconsin
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Out of curiosity do you have actual sellers and buyers test these changes. Some
things have changed so badly this week I’ve had to temporarily close my store.
I work off a iPad and am not able to click on the area I want printed and when
printing the orders you have sucked me dry on ink. There is a 2 inch black border
which in turn also makes the actual order smaller to see. I worked for a company
that use to just put the changes out there without having “real users” test them.
Also you can no longer see the order status without moving the page over. We
don’t need to see al the BS charges. Perhaps move the status next to the order
number.

Signed totally frustrated

In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, runner.caller writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

Admin Russel,

The tax column that shows up on the "My Orders" page does not have a column when
one downloads their orders to excel or other file.

This will make month end book keeping a lot more work if a seller has to drill
down into every order and manually type the tax vs just exporting it to excel.

There are many things that have been adjusted / improved and you will only see
them when the feature is deployed - a couple more hours now. The issue of including
the tax field in the downloaded files was brought up before and I know it was
in the process of being fixed. I can't say for sure whether it will be in
today's release.

It's exporting now, Beautiful! Thanks!

Super! Glad to be of service.
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Please make the REFUND column in the orders page hideable. I have no need for
that column (seriously, I give maybe 1 refund a year), but it does push columns
I have a need for too far off the right of the page that I have to scroll back
and forth horizontally to properly manage my page. I've hidden every useless
column I can but it's still too much.

Why can't you hide the additional charges or seller sales tax columns? They
just take up space. I NEVER have additional charges. I don't particularly
need two total columns either.


Side note... what sort of fees are going to be charged on the sales tax?
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In Administrative, mattkaupke writes:
  Please make the REFUND column in the orders page hideable. I have no need for
that column (seriously, I give maybe 1 refund a year), but it does push columns
I have a need for too far off the right of the page that I have to scroll back
and forth horizontally to properly manage my page. I've hidden every useless
column I can but it's still too much.

Why can't you hide the additional charges or seller sales tax columns? They
just take up space. I NEVER have additional charges. I don't particularly
need two total columns either.

These are all things we are working on presently and should be ready within the
next week or so.

  
Side note... what sort of fees are going to be charged on the sales tax?

No BrickLink fees are charged on the tax. However, PayPal will charge a percentage
based on the entire transaction, which includes tax. Your Paypal / Stripe fee
will therefore be slightly higher due to the us collecting tax.
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This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.
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In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.

Take off the two columns (tax and total) in your settings. Cannot see why it
should be default for everybody.
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In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.

We can make adjustments and allow for a higher level of customization. Right
now we're just getting the feature going - we will work on some of the other
concerns as time allows.
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Hey, I don't have time to read all the messages but, I'm wondering how
it will be collected? Do we have to send a separate invoice apart from the Bricklink
one? Is it onsite just like Bricklink? Or do we directly pay it to Bricklink
both the tax and selling fee and Bricklink forwards it? I apologize if this has
already been said. - Sepi Bricks
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In Administrative, Phantom_Buyer writes:
  Hey, I don't have time to read all the messages but, I'm wondering how
it will be collected? Do we have to send a separate invoice apart from the Bricklink
one? Is it onsite just like Bricklink? Or do we directly pay it to Bricklink
both the tax and selling fee and Bricklink forwards it? I apologize if this has
already been said. - Sepi Bricks

BrickLink will handle collection of the tax, etc. What we ask of sellers is that
they use at least one onsite payment method and that they input their store /
business address again if perchance it is not normalized. And if BrickLink is
collecting tax in a state, we block sellers from using the old tax collection
tool for that state.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.

We can make adjustments and allow for a higher level of customization. Right
now we're just getting the feature going - we will work on some of the other
concerns as time allows.

Yeah, as I sometimes post, please, please, make more checkboxes optional in the
order list display. There's really no reason why I should be having all these
boxes for added charges and insurance that I have never used all these years.
I think enabling those checkboxes should not be too much programming work?

Anyway, thanks for making these new features uncheckable, at least my overview
is back to normal
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In Administrative, Teup writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.

We can make adjustments and allow for a higher level of customization. Right
now we're just getting the feature going - we will work on some of the other
concerns as time allows.

Yeah, as I sometimes post, please, please, make more checkboxes optional in the
order list display. There's really no reason why I should be having all these
boxes for added charges and insurance that I have never used all these years.
I think enabling those checkboxes should not be too much programming work?

Anyway, thanks for making these new features uncheckable, at least my overview
is back to normal

+1

If we could at least move change the order in which the columns are displayed
then that would be very helpful. It is getting to the point now where we cant
see the entire screen on the computer we use on our roll around cart to fill
orders.

Jim
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In Administrative, TheBrickGuys writes:
  In Administrative, Teup writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, tEoS writes:
  This sucks.

Now my 27" monitor can't display all of the important information. What's
worse is that I have to display fields that I don't use.

Sadly, the cost of an ultra-wide monitor is more than the Dymo printer that I've
been wanting for the store.

We need a BL seller customize feature.

We can make adjustments and allow for a higher level of customization. Right
now we're just getting the feature going - we will work on some of the other
concerns as time allows.

Yeah, as I sometimes post, please, please, make more checkboxes optional in the
order list display. There's really no reason why I should be having all these
boxes for added charges and insurance that I have never used all these years.
I think enabling those checkboxes should not be too much programming work?

Anyway, thanks for making these new features uncheckable, at least my overview
is back to normal

+1

If we could at least move change the order in which the columns are displayed
then that would be very helpful. It is getting to the point now where we cant
see the entire screen on the computer we use on our roll around cart to fill
orders.

Jim

Yes, customisation really is key. Unfortunately, this is waaay down the bottom
of the priority list. Bricklink is happy when things "work", and by "work" they
mean it should be more or less functionally adequate. But what is comfortable
or efficient to work with, they don't have a clue about. That's not an
insult, just a reality. If your job is working at Bricklink, then your job is
not selling Lego bricks, and so you don't really know how important customisation
options really are. Ideally Bricklink would have a panel of sellers to advice
them. Otherwise I'm fairly sure things like interface improvement and seller
tools will never happen.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team

It’s basically more things for the buyers to pay on top of the shipping and total
of the pieces. The only difference is the tax will get more expensive as the
total of order gets bigger. Hopefully buyers won’t leave and start getting pieces
from brick owl or anything way else.
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In Administrative, War_builder writes:
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It’s basically more things for the buyers to pay on top of the shipping and total
of the pieces.

It’s “things” a buyer should already have paid by themselves….


  The only difference is the tax will get more expensive as the
total of order gets bigger. Hopefully buyers won’t leave and start getting pieces
from brick owl or anything way else.

eBay, Amazon, are already doing it.  I don’t know if BO does or will or is too
small but if it’s not too small, they risk being “caught up with by the patrol.”

You may also put your stock in your trunk and have trunk sales.  Cash, no taxes,
no shipping fees, no lost packages, etc.
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I fully realize that the new tax system was implemented today, but if you think
the changes to the design of the Order Received page are okay then you are mistaken.
The page is inefficient and completely unusable.

Please tell me that someone understands that this is not just an academic exercise
for us and that sellers actually work here and need tools that function properly.
Is this a joke? With the tracking number field active, it's more than 1500
pixels wide!!

Since it's apparently not vulgar, I would ask you WTF is this?

Jen
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In Administrative, jennnifer writes:
  I fully realize that the new tax system was implemented today, but if you think
the changes to the design of the Order Received page are okay then you are mistaken.
The page is inefficient and completely unusable.

Please tell me that someone understands that this is not just an academic exercise
for us and that sellers actually work here and need tools that function properly.
Is this a joke? With the tracking number field active, it's more than 1500
pixels wide!!

Since it's apparently not vulgar, I would ask you WTF is this?

Jen

+1
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In Administrative, jennnifer writes:
  I fully realize that the new tax system was implemented today, but if you think
the changes to the design of the Order Received page are okay then you are mistaken.
The page is inefficient and completely unusable.

Please tell me that someone understands that this is not just an academic exercise
for us and that sellers actually work here and need tools that function properly.
Is this a joke? With the tracking number field active, it's more than 1500
pixels wide!!

Since it's apparently not vulgar, I would ask you WTF is this?

Jen

I found that several columns of irrelevant data could be removed from the Orders
Received page via the Customize Display options. It's still not good enough
as Insurance and the 2nd Additional Charge tick boxes are still ineffective.
It's just more bad design and a complete lack of understanding or concern
for seller workflow.

Also, get that stupid Refund banner off the Order Detail page. It's useless
there and we will all be spending god knows how much extra collective effort
scrolling past it.

Fed up and no longer polite,
Jen
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I am sure it has probably been mentioned here on the forums but why do those
of us living in California have to pay sales tax on ALL orders we place in other
stores regardless which state or country the store is located? Is this now the
tax law in California?

Jim.
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In Administrative, TheBrickGuys writes:
  I am sure it has probably been mentioned here on the forums but why do those
of us living in California have to pay sales tax on ALL orders we place in other
stores regardless which state or country the store is located? Is this now the
tax law in California?

AFAIU, it has always been the intent of the laws but lawmakers didn’t envisage
Internet and thought mail orders were a tiny loophole.
(And it’s not a far-fetched idea that it was possible the Californian buyers
should have had declared and paid the taxes themselves for a long time.)
Anyway, lawmakers patched the laws (by writing more of them of course) to add
the obligation for marketplaces to collect the sales tax for their residents.
The giant loophole has got tiny again.

And IIRC, it’s not new: I’ve heard about such laws being discussed (in the USA)
for a long time.  It was mainly presented as about the unfairness of Amazon (and
maybe others) having warehouses just the other side of State borders: no presence
in the State, no taxes, ner-ner-ner….
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In Administrative, TheBrickGuys writes:
  I am sure it has probably been mentioned here on the forums but why do those
of us living in California have to pay sales tax on ALL orders we place in other
stores regardless which state or country the store is located? Is this now the
tax law in California?

Jim.

Yes, it is. And it's the law in most other states. Basically, if tax is not
paid for orders sent to these states, BrickLink itself must pay the tax. Think
about that - we get roughly 3% from each order and have to pay around 8-10% in
tax. That's why this tax feature has been such a critical project for us.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, TheBrickGuys writes:
  I am sure it has probably been mentioned here on the forums but why do those
of us living in California have to pay sales tax on ALL orders we place in other
stores regardless which state or country the store is located? Is this now the
tax law in California?

Jim.

Yes, it is. And it's the law in most other states. Basically, if tax is not
paid for orders sent to these states, BrickLink itself must pay the tax. Think
about that - we get roughly 3% from each order and have to pay around 8-10% in
tax. That's why this tax feature has been such a critical project for us.

Prior to this law it was usually up to the buyer to submit state sales tax on
their own. It was not well known to people and to my knowledge, at least in
TX, there was never any serious enforcement of this. However with the rise in
Ecommerce states started seeing a decrease in sales tax revenue so they had to
get it back. It was referred to a "use" tax. Corporations that bought supplies
from out of state that would be taxed in state have had to accrue and submit
the taxes to the state or risk fines and penalties when caught.
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Wow! This is fantastic. I've issued 2 refunds today and it was quick and
painless. I like the fact that the sales tax I collected for my state shows up
on the reports now as well. That was a real pain to go back in and add up manually
for state reporting.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team


Can someone please explain to me why the buyer is paying sales tax and I am getting
charged the same sales tax on PP? The buyer is in California so I get that, but
I live in Massachusetts and am only shipping to California. I thought only the
buyers were going to be hit with Sales tax, not the sellers too.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.




I can not find anywhere about buying from a store and having a sales tax number.
How is this going to figure in? Surely we don't have to pay tax when we
have a tax number.

Connie




  
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In Administrative, connie writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.




I can not find anywhere about buying from a store and having a sales tax number.
How is this going to figure in? Surely we don't have to pay tax when we
have a tax number.

Connie

It's a good question, Connie.

I'd imagine the third party service that handles the calculations for BL
would also have a proviso for resale certificates?

I mean that's what you would think these third party services are offering,
handling the complex nature of cross border transactional tax obligations.

For example, one monkey wrench that can be thrown in, is the fact that there
are 10 states that currently do not accept out of state resale certificates
Might see sooner than later how that plays out, as one of the 10 states is California

Interested in the response to your question, too. More out of curiosity, though.

-popsicle
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In Administrative, connie writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.




I can not find anywhere about buying from a store and having a sales tax number.
How is this going to figure in? Surely we don't have to pay tax when we
have a tax number.

Connie

We haven't gotten that far yet, but we plan to handle resale certificates
at some point. For now you will need to reclaim the tax back another way or absorb
the costs.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, connie writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.




I can not find anywhere about buying from a store and having a sales tax number.
How is this going to figure in? Surely we don't have to pay tax when we
have a tax number.

Connie

We haven't gotten that far yet, but we plan to handle resale certificates
at some point. For now you will need to reclaim the tax back another way or absorb
the costs.


Add this to the Help pages Russell!
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In Administrative, connie writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everyone,

Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.




I can not find anywhere about buying from a store and having a sales tax number.
How is this going to figure in? Surely we don't have to pay tax when we
have a tax number.

Connie

Speak to your state DoR about the situation, as it is today. In Florida, there
is a way, with the reporting form, to claim what taxes were collected, for exempt
items you purchased, against taxes you owe to the state, The only downside here,
is that it cannot go negative.

Nita Rae
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PayPal is showing the Sales Tax debit as 'Partner Commission' please
correct this.
 
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In Administrative, CPgolfaddict writes:
  PayPal is showing the Sales Tax debit as 'Partner Commission' please
correct this.

And my question is why am I paying this tax on PP (as in losing it from the total)
when Bricklink has already charged the buyer . I know on Ebay , they take out
the tax (charge it directly to the buyer) but the seller is not then charged
the same tax (as in removed from the profits). What exactly is "partner commission"?
and why is it being subtracted from my PP account.
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Yes, I noticed this too and it is very misleading. it should be noted on PayPal
as tax paid to BrickLink (or partner, if necessary) and NOT included in my total.

In Administrative, CPgolfaddict writes:
  PayPal is showing the Sales Tax debit as 'Partner Commission' please
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In Administrative, CPgolfaddict writes:
  PayPal is showing the Sales Tax debit as 'Partner Commission' please
correct this.

This is something we cannot correct. The partner commission is the part of the
payment that is extracted to BrickLink, and in theory it could be for a number
of different purposes. We are using it for sales tax, and you can see that in
every case it matches the amount listed as "Sales Tax" in the top of the form.
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So I have been reading forums for over an hour now and have not found the answer
to THIS question: How do I set up my store to accept orders from California
and Connecticut. Apparently they are now blocked in my store because of the
sales tax collection?
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In Administrative, LegoJohnBrown writes:
  So I have been reading forums for over an hour now and have not found the answer
to THIS question: How do I set up my store to accept orders from California
and Connecticut. Apparently they are now blocked in my store because of the
sales tax collection?

You need an “onsite” payment method.

https://www.bricklink.com/messageThread.asp?ID=276008&nID=1225305
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Is someone going to change the Invoice Template? I am a California seller sending
an invoice to a CA buyer, and the itemized section of the invoice (in the grey
text below the editable "Seller Remarks" area) does not add up, because the tax
amount is not shown.


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Tomorrow, Oct 1, we plan to deploy our latest development to the live site. This
gives the site the ability to collect US sales tax from all transactions going
to certain states. We will begin with two states (Connecticut and California)
and add more in the coming weeks and months.

All of the related information about this deployment can be found on the newly
expanded Sales Tax Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2467

And further FAQ maybe found here:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

This feature was announced at the beginning of August, but the Help Page covers
some issues we have not discussed before. One of these is seller address normalization,
which was deployed last week:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1224328

Other new aspects are a refund system for onsite payments and extra columns on
the orders received page. We have made an effort to completely separate the existing
Sales tax feature from the new one.

Please post comments in this thread and we will address them as we are able.

The BrickLink Team