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Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by OhioCanGuy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:29 am

Just had to vent a little on this issue.

Really a bummer that this has finally come to pass for many of us. Not all states are doing it, and those that live in states that are not withholding sales tax on Ebay purchases have an advantage over the rest of us.

In my state, Ohio, 7% tax is now tacked on to every purchase. On higher dollar items, this adds up quickly. Someone bidding against you that doesn't have to account for this has more leverage. Maybe it's time I finally move to Florida, as many Ohioans eventually do anyway, LOL!!

What's next, an IRS guy standing at the end of your driveway holding a clipboard during your next garage sale?


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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by clark » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:16 am

and the tax is on purchase price AND SHIPPING

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Post by Ctbott1 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:17 am

clark wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:16 am
and the tax is on purchase price AND SHIPPING
For the same reasons they charge fees on purchase price and shipping - sucks

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Post by steve36333 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:01 pm

YOU need to get a sales use and resale tax exemption and give it to ebay. That way you do not have to pay sales taxes( until you resell the item ). At least thats the way it works in my state

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Post by Belle1015 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:01 pm

Ebay takes there cut on the total of all three then subtracts the sales tax,Basically they are making money off the sales tax charged :smt021
More money for Ebay to take from the sellers

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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by menke » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:38 am

35 states and counting... no politician will let that cash cow from the barn. This is just the latest way eBay was been trying to crush private/small sellers while giving massive freebies to large businesses. I'm sure there will be more to come.
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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by Pokey » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:00 pm

Which state does the taxing, the buyer's or the seller's?
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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by OhioCanGuy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 am

Pokey wrote:
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Which state does the taxing, the buyer's or the seller's?
Tax is goes to the state in which the buyer lives. If you buy something locally, at a retail store, they charge sales tax. Many states are now wanting to do the same, on their residents, for online sales shipped into the state.

In Ohio, when you do your state taxes, they ask if you have purchased anything out of state and had it shipped into Ohio? Basically wanting you to fess up and declare it and pay the tax. I'm sure the number of people who actually do enter their online purchases on their tax form is somewhere between nil and zero. Probably a sign of things to come as online sales continue to ramp up for everything.

Amazon has multiple facilities in OH. They started charging sales tax in OH a few years ago. I get it. Massive corporation with physical space, and employees (thank you) in the state. So they can't really say they are not there and won't collect tax. What really irritates me is the hobbyist end of all of this. That's us.

With collectables, a big part of Ebay is collector to collector. The little guy. Not dealers. I won an auction on Ebay last night. Auction got stronger than I expected and in the end, I bid more than I really wanted to, to win the can. After over paying, there was another $38 is sales tax tacked on to the final price. Totally suc*s that I'm now in for another $38 on this can. Obviously it's not going to break me, but you all know what I mean.

Anyway, the rant is over. It's all good and happy collecting!
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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by foreigncanman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:06 am

Hopefully it will lead to a resurgence in local can shows.

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Re: Ebay and State Sales Tax

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Post by Pokey » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:28 pm

Thanks for the answer on that. Oregon does not have a sales tax, so I have not paid attention to all of the hullabaloo.
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