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Old 11-09-2019, 09:24 AM   #1
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I think Ebay just started to add online sales tax to items bought on their auction site. This will affect me for the first time of 15 years of buying and selling on Ebay. I was surprised after bidding and "winning" the part I needed that another $13.00 was added to the final price . Surprised is the keyword as Ebay is should show the percentage you will be charged in the first place as they show what you will pay in shipping to your particular state or location. I was surprised enough to ask the seller about it and he also did not have a clue about the extra charge.Evidently it just started. Probably be more parts available now on Fordbarn swap sites etc,which is not a bad thing.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:30 AM   #2
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So is this a federal tax or state tax? And if state, what happens if your state has no tax, such as mine?
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From what I have read this only includes 38 states that have state sales tax. Again Ebay needs to show up front what cost will be percentage wise per dollar bid instead of on the checkout. I probably have not bought my last item on Ebay but I think I have sold my last.
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Isn’t that “Taxation without representation”
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:44 AM   #5
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So is this a federal tax or state tax? And if state, what happens if your state has no tax, such as mine?
This is a state tax that is imposed on buyers by the state in which the buyer lives in and if your state does not have a sales tax, then you should not be charged tax.
The requirement has been in place for several months.
Had a recent transaction which I received a refund for the product and also received a refund of the sales tax.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:49 AM   #6
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From what I have read this only includes 38 states that have state sales tax. Again Ebay needs to show up front what cost will be percentage wise per dollar bid instead of on the checkout. I probably have not bought my last item on Ebay but I think I have sold my last.
If your state has a sales tax, you can expect a tax equal to the percentage rate required by your state.
There is not any sales tax imposed on 'sellers'.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:01 AM   #7
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we are bring taxed to death & no body saiys any thing the roads are shot the bridges are falling down & all that goes on in washton is this inpeachment bs
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:20 AM   #8
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I had the same thing with my last order on Amazon.Sales tax.I then ordered the same thing direct from the company and got 10 percent off and no tax. Plus, I didn't have up for Amazon Prime when ordering from the company.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:22 AM   #9
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If your state has a sales tax, you can expect a tax equal to the percentage rate required by your state.
There is not any sales tax imposed on 'sellers'.
You are correct,guess I was just shocked when it came up as an added charge and not knowing this and "sniping" a bid at the end is something I will be cautious of from now on. Guess if you need something bad enough though it does not matter.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:38 AM   #10
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You still have descent salestax...we have 25% salestax over here !
When the black hole eating the funds grow...so does the taxes...we must have a giant one here in sweden...
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:50 AM   #11
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Yes it actually started about a month ago for some sellers
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:51 AM   #12
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It destroys the incentive to use on line ordering. Before we figured we would pay shipping instead of tax. Now its both. Back to the brick and morters. Its not just E Bay but all on line ordering will be taxed if your state has sales tax. It was a Supreme Court decision.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:58 AM   #13
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In addition to e-Bay charging tax, so does Summit Racing. Tax was added to my last few orders from Summit. The states who charge sales tax took this issue to court and there was a court ruling on the issue. Summit has the ruling posted on their website. You should not be charged sales tax if you live in a state that does not have sales tax.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:03 AM   #14
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wow ! 25% in sweden. i wouldnt be buying much new stuff
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From what I have read this only includes 38 states that have state sales tax. Again Ebay needs to show up front what cost will be percentage wise per dollar bid instead of on the checkout. I probably have not bought my last item on Ebay but I think I have sold my last.

Ebay needs to know what state the winning bidder lives in before they
can calculate the tax if any.


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Old 11-09-2019, 11:46 AM   #16
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Buy local. I know it doesn't always work.

Years back everyone cried how ebay ruined the swapmeets......now ebay has ruined itself and maybe the swapmeets will recover.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:51 AM   #17
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Ebay needs to know what state the winning bidder lives in before they
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Ebay already knows what state you are in or what zip code you have entered as a buyer and seller.It shows right away on item description the shipping cost to you. Someone else is correct that whatever your state sales tax is what it will be but gotta think ahead of time my limit on bidding with this included now. I don't think many "Buy it now" items that are listed will be as successful now.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:17 PM   #18
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Know where it all goes. Just pick a state, knowledge is power.

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Not sure why this is being considered such a big deal. You have to pay the sales tax if you buy local as well. I don't like it, I don't like much of any tax in fact, but it is a state issue, not an ebay issue. Ebay, Amazon, Summit, etc have nothing to do with it, it is a major hassle factor for them. But again, your state is doing this, not them. If you don't like it work on getting your state laws changed.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:23 PM   #20
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Not sure why this is being considered such a big deal. You have to pay the sales tax if you buy local as well. I don't like it, I don't like much of any tax in fact, but it is a state issue, not an ebay issue. Ebay, Amazon, Summit, etc have nothing to do with it, it is a major hassle factor for them. But again, your state is doing this, not them. If you don't like it work on getting your state laws changed.
Well in my case, it does by buying local... no sales tax.
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