Discogs tax starting today!

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Strat-Mangler, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    According to what Discogs stated, they should be charging tax starting today! Yet, I just paid for an order and was not charged taxes. Maybe it has something to do with my billing address being in Canada, even though I had the album shipped from one state to another?
     
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  2. badfinger54

    badfinger54 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Victoria, TX USA
    So, if we are a collector just selling a few records we have to allow them to collect tax for us or we must do it? That seemed to be what I gathered from reading some of the stuff on there.
     
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I just made a purchase there, and no tax was charged.
     
  4. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    It's automatically calculated and taken care of with no additional effort needed by the seller.
    Weird. I sold a record to an American who was charged taxes. I'm not a business nor an American so I don't understand how that makes any sense. The taxes offset the PayPal fees and I actually got an extra 50 cents on top of the 40-odd dollars for which the record sold. :doh:
     
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  5. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Only time I started seeing a sale tax charge was after August 1.
    Had a few in July, but saw no sales tax.

    Darryl
     
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  6. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
  7. Raynie

    Raynie Hyperactive!

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I believe eBay and discogs (and everyone else) is doing it now, they have to. It is left to a state whether they want to impose their sales tax on items sold online. It stems from a new federal court ruling that any business with an economic (instead of physical) presence in a state can be subject to tax. This helps to regain state revenue lost from previous storefront sales that have moved to the internets. Makes good sense... especially since I live in Oregon that has no sales tax :whistle: . The highest rate I've seen so far is NY which is something like 10%.
     
  8. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    How does discogs and eBay have a physical presence anywhere? The sellers don’t work for them
     
  9. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    That's why they had to supplement the physical presence requirement with an "economic" one to get them ducats.
     
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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    I just wonder, how soon before the State requires us to set up local Dragoons and Magistrates to send horse patrols out every Saturday to watch over us as we cruise the yard sales...:mad:

    Maybe our dads will be required to furnish receipts to their kids with their weekly allowances to help them with their own recordkeeping.

    And the school bullies will have to keep track of every sheckel of lunch money taken from the Chess Club members, to defer funding for Hall Monitors. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    USA
    I say we put taxes on free will, thought, and expression. That sounds like a great idea!
    -(insert corporation of your choice here)
     
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  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Well, if it's a "corporation of my choice", then I refuse, since it would incur taxes on the expending of my free will!
     
  13. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    USA
    :shh:
     

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