Importcds is now charging taxes

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Tullman, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Jimi Bat

    Jimi Bat Forum Resident

    Location:
    tx usa
    It must depend on what state you are in.
    I ordered yesterday from Texas and no tax.
     
  2. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    If paying an additional $6-7 on a $100 purchase keeps me from making rent, there are much larger problems to solve....
     
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  3. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Sure, but that adds up for people buying new titles every month.
     
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  4. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather

    Location:
    NYC
    :agree:

    And it adds up to more for people who pay a higher tax rate, like those who live in New York City.
     
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  5. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    When I lived in MA some years ago, there was a bit on the state tax form about internet purchases out of state. While the joke at the time was about it being a voluntary tax, it is still tax evasion, and having zero here would look suspicious. I certainly wouldn't be mentioning it on internet forums.
     
  6. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    MA did at least allow you to deduct rental payments against tax. Plus you could deduct FICA, even though you only paid tax on income after FICA deductions. I paid less tax in MA than MD, even with internet taxes.
     
  7. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Smaller vendors are still excepted I believe. The bigger the vendor the more likely the charge.
     
  8. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    Location:
    Montana

    Portability, FTW.
     
  9. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather

    Location:
    NYC
    Does import CDs charge tax on Amazon?
     
  10. They have been collecting GST for the Australian government since the legislation changed here in July.Better than the scum at Amazon who blocked us from using their international sites and restricted us to their overpriced,limited range and incompetent Australian subsidiary(see the thread I started called A Letter To Amazon).
     
  11. bug2362

    bug2362 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Yes for me on Amazon
    No on EBay
     
  12. Robitjazz

    Robitjazz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Liguria, Italy
    I live in Italy and I don't often order outside Italy or Europe (sometimes France, Germany and UK).
    But the day before yesterday, I was looking around on their website and I added to cart after registering The complete edition of Lotus by Santana and so I have seen the application of the charging taxes (20%).
    I stopped and after some hours I received an e-mail by Importcd's featuring a promo code for a 5% discount.
    Anyway, I have verified other websites where the price of the item was higher (Amazon Italy € 130,00!).

    Finally I ordered Lotus yesterday at € 77,20.
     
  13. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Yes for me here in PA, starting earlier this year I think it was, both ImportCDs and their sister company DeepDiscount, whether ordering direct or with them on ebay or Amazon. All of amazon now actually including marketplace sellers that are NOT even in the USA Amazon has been adding the sales tax in.
     
  14. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    PA has MA beat on the marketplace sellers.
     
  15. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    No, the actual theory is this:

    If we do this, we'll probably get away with it, even if it's not legal. And we always want more of your money to redistribute to our friends and family.
     
  16. Jimi Bat

    Jimi Bat Forum Resident

    Location:
    tx usa
    Import Cds now charging sales tax in Texas.
     
  17. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    you can add Music Direct to the list
     
  18. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    Location:
    Montana
    Portability, FTW.
     
  19. Dmann201

    Dmann201 Forum Resident

    Yep just recieved an email from them about sales tax on my upcoming orders. Looks like elusive disc and Acoustic Sounds are still not charging tax in CA though.
     
  20. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Would you mind sharing what it says, please ?
     
  21. formu_la

    formu_la be es proof

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Import CD is charging tax in Washington DC now. I think it's a new thing. I don't remember them doing it before.
     
  22. Dmann201

    Dmann201 Forum Resident

    Valued Music Direct Customer,

    We are reaching out to you in regards to either an open backorder or open preorder you have with Music Direct. As we are required to collect sales tax on orders shipped to your location, the total cost of the open orders will now be recalculated to include sales tax prior to shipping. If you would prefer to cancel these open orders, please contact us via email anytime at helpdesk@musicdirect.com or call 800-449-8333 during normal business hours at your earliest convenience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to bringing you more great sound in the future. Thank you! Music Direct, Inc.
     
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  23. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arcadia, Ca.
    Another reason I use Bull Moose though I think this tax deal is just going to snowball over the internet eventually.
     
  24. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather

    Location:
    NYC
    Wow, so are they taxing for all USA states now?
     
  25. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Go put something in your cart, and see. Best way to answer your question, for your location.
     

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