Ebay sales tax- for a few special states

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by chewy, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. chewy

    chewy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    West Coast USA
    three states.......THREE STATES....WA, MN, IA. It really is not fair. Thats 47 states that don't have to pay it. I'm not saying they should too, no one should.
  2. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Yeah it's stupid, to little to late it kinda violates the law taxing stuff on the internet..
    But a lot whiners complained and this is the result.
  3. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    They said on the radio that North Dakota exceeded $15 million in revenue from the online sales tax in the past year. The whole situation is a mess, but I don't know of many states which could resist...
  4. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    I think it's a bit ridiculous to complain. What, your packages didn't arrive on tax-funded roads? Sales taxes should only be paid by people who shopped in a store instead of a computer? The idea that the transaction didn't occur in your state is a semantic distinction with no basis in reality. You ordered and received it.

    Most states required but could not enforce declaring sales tax on mail orders. You were supposed to declare, very few did, but it wasn't worth the effort chasing those quarters. Now with complete automation, it's easy enough to collect that $5.00 on a $100 purchase.
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  5. live evil

    live evil Forum Resident

    I’ve paid sales tax on all my recent purchases, and I am in Ohio.
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  6. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    When money is not spent what it suppose to be for .
    I say it's a joke. we had bad roads for years the lottery was to solve this and
    school funding problems as well. still nothing.
    Everybody has there hand out always asking for more.
    Never enough.
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  7. Nightswimmer

    Nightswimmer Forum Resident

    Why not? It is absurd that sales taxes do not apply to SALES on the internet.
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  8. Nightswimmer

    Nightswimmer Forum Resident

    Quick search revealed that more than 40 states collect sales tax from sales on the internet. Of course, a small number of states does not have a sales tax.
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  9. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Misery loves company, so to make it "fair," they might as well require all the states pay sales tax for online purchases.
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  10. Nightswimmer

    Nightswimmer Forum Resident

    They should! In my opinion there should be a 50% higher sales tax for online purchases.
  11. Ctiger2

    Ctiger2 Forum Resident

    There should be no income, death, investment, capital gains, inheritance or property taxes.

    There should be a consumption tax for all purchases made online or in person.

    I would exempt taxes on food/water/energy.

    This way, you can choose not to pay taxes by not buying stuff. aka Voluntary. That's the way society should be funded.
  12. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    It's like on used items charging tax on garage sale and rummage items.:sigh:
    I do hope this sales tax gets pulled.
    Ebay, when I talked to them with a lot sellers are loosing business
    and reading ebay boards.
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  13. Nightswimmer

    Nightswimmer Forum Resident

    Most sellers on Ebay and Amazon are commerical sellers.

    I do not understand why anyone would advocate keeping online sales tax free and charge sale taxes to brick and mortar businesses. Do you all want to live in dead cities?
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  14. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Purchases from New York State on Ebay have resulted in sales tax being charged.
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  15. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    I just paid sales tax on an ebay purchase yesterday, so we're at least up to five at this point!
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  16. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Buy a used CD from a store or a used car off a lot and you will pay sales tax. Not sure why eBay or Amazon should be different.
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  17. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Senior Member

    Historically with 2nd hand/used goods markets, sales tax was never applicable. It still does not apply in most garage sales or informal or low key shows etc. This taxing issue started with the voracious spending of our local government - the more revenue they receive they greater they spend, in large part based on projected revenue. Its like a slow burn Venezuela. Our region has been socked with media uncovering incredible waste and fraud, to the tune of millions, and thats just the big obvious cases that get uncovered. I don't mind paying sales tax on new goods and for certain services, but we live in an area - and era - where government demands more & more income and yet wastes it on an increasingly comensurate scale. So when I hear people saying oh its fine I know I'm hearing peole who are cool with corruption as long as they can pay their rent. I've curtailed buying on places like ebay, amazon etc.
  18. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I'm really surprised that people are so surprised about this. With the move to online purchasing by consumers, this new law, was inevitable.
  19. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    Had to inject a Beatle in this thread!
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  20. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    The very nature of taxes is that they are not voluntary.
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