[meteorite-list] Ebay, Websites and State Taxes
From: Jason Utas <meteoritekid_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 18:33:35 -0700
Hello Jim, All,
As others have said -- it probably depends on the state. At least
here in CA, paying sales tax is required for only online sales to
buyers within CA. Ebay/Paypal have always enforced those taxes on me
when I've bought things.
Anne has just said something similar about Colorado. Gary seems to
have it a bit tougher in Hawaii. I don't know how it works elsewhere.
I can't see how this new law would hurt small sellers, though. Since
only the companies making more than a million per year will have to
charge/pay taxes on inter-state sales, if anything, it gives an
advantage to the folks selling under that range.
On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Jim Wooddell
<jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> I have to disagree with the brick and mortar comment. any legitimate licensed business, whether it is you in your office living room or your car, is generally require to collect sales tax, or in Arizona, the transaction privilege tax. I think the only reason a lot of people get away with not paying the tax, is that many states do not take the time to audit. it is costing them millions of dollars per year.
> Jim Wooddell - Mobile
> Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>Don't let politicians fool you. They are talking about taxing at the point-of-sale, meaning where the item is shipped from. In this case, possibly somebodies living room or garage! If you own a brick and mortar Meteorite Store, you are already expected to collect these taxes including 100% of sales online. There is no one million dollar annual sales exemption. There aren't too many dealers that own a storefront so at this point in time, they are alright but this could change very shortly.
>>Just like the Affordable Healthcare Act is the largest tax increase in U.S. history and it was sneakily forced upon American citizens. Just wait until 2014. A lot of people who simply cannot afford healthcare will be fined on top of the massive tax increases.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Mendy Ouzillou <ouzillou at yahoo.com>
>>To: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>; Met-List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 1:47 PM
>>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Ebay, Websites and State Taxes
>>Very timely post. I just read the following article (http://reut.rs/ZBTsVY). Regardless whether the bill passes or not, the impact on almost ALL meteorite dealers is nil. Here is the key excerpt from the article, "It would also exempt merchants with online annual out-of-state sales of $1 million or less."
>>I am personally on my way to $1M in sales this year and will gladly pay the extra tax when I reach my goal. I have till December 31 to sell another $995,000. Wish me luck. ;-)
>>> From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
>>>To: Adam <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>>Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 1:29 PM
>>>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Ebay, Websites and State Taxes
>>>Not only do we need to worry about eBay's new flawed international shipping ideas causing an increase in oversees shipment prices, we have to worry about a domestic increase in sales taxes so we have problems on both fronts.
>>>Yes, our wonderful government (the senate) think that it is time that all online sellers should become tax collectors for their respective states. Those who host websites may be the first to start collecting around 10% in states sales taxes from every sale.
>>>We need leadership more than ever in these financially depressed times. Big government and the Post Office think that raising prices and taxes substantially is the solution during a depression? Hello, Is there anybody at the helm? Where is the "Commander With A Few Teeth" when you need some form of leadership?
>>>Raising taxes and fees during a depression is kicking somebody when they have already been knocked down.
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Received on Mon 06 May 2013 09:33:35 PM PDT