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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Iā€™m sure you will all be getting this email soon. Depending on the result of the case eBay may be required to collect sales taxes on any and all transactions on their site. Scary.


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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
It won't be eBay it will be on the seller to correctly collect the taxes if it happens this won't be decided on till the summer time maybe
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Each and every person in congress who votes for this nonsense should be shunned in future elections regardless of party affiliation.
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Collector D84 private msg quote post Address this user
If so, won't all online sales be required to do so as well?
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos Hell ya I feel the same way any of these fools that vote to ok it if the court case is successful should be voted out no matter the party they are from just no chance for the small guy to keep up with 10k jurisdictions that each have different payment requirements and %'s to tax some want paid weekly even
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
I'm hoping a direct invoiced Paypal sale will still be tax free. If not, all sellers will have to raise prices to compensate for the relevant local tax. Also keeping track of wtf is the local tax is going to be "fun"
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
Only celebrations that will happen if this passes is at the Amazon Corp offices they will finally put an end to smaller places competing with them which is what they been trying to do for the past decade
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Also, I guess this means CBCS may have to charge tax on all grading services as well (depending on which State the customer lives in).
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Wouldn't it be the tax rate of where the item is when it is sold, i.e., the local tax rate based on seller location?
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
@DrWatson Nope it's going to be based where you sold your item to so the buyers location
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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Wouldn't it be the tax rate of where the item is when it is sold, i.e., the local tax rate based on seller location?
I'm pretty sure its based on buyer location. For example Amazon charges me Hawaii State tax, not the tax where their warehouse is located.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Does Amazon have a distribution center or offices in Hawaii? The only time Amazon charges me sales tax is when the item is shipped within the state of Tennessee where they have a distribution center. If it is shipped from out of state, there is no sales tax.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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Does Amazon have a distribution center or offices in Hawaii? The only time Amazon charges me sales tax is when the item is shipped within the state of Tennessee where they have a distribution center. If it is shipped from out of state, there is no sales tax.


No facilities in Hawaii. Like California and New York, they also don't have any facilities. But they were forced to collect due to State laws recently passed.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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@DrWatson Nope it's going to be based where you sold your item to so the buyers location

That's stupid.

This would have to be collected by eBay or PayPal. Otherwise, no one is going to do that.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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@DrWatson Nope it's going to be based where you sold your item to so the buyers location

That's stupid.

This would have to be collected by eBay or PayPal. Otherwise, no one is going to do that.


I'm sure it will be auto calculated on ebay sales if this court case does go that way. I'm hoping direct Paypal will be more of a "grey area". With self-imposed tax requirements.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Also, I guess this means CBCS may have to charge tax on all grading services as well (depending on which State the customer lives in).

There shouldn't be any tax on the grading as that would be a service. They might be able to tax the actual slabs as if they were parts though.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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Also, I guess this means CBCS may have to charge tax on all grading services as well (depending on which State the customer lives in).

There shouldn't be any tax on the grading as that would be a service. They might be able to tax the actual slabs as if they were parts though.


"Service" is without any physical goods. The fact that they are sending you a case will mean it has to be taxed. But keep in mind if the State has zero sales tax then they don't need to collect anything.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
This will just about certainly go into law.I signed eBay's petition but I am pretty sure that Trump, as well as the house and Senate, could care less about petitions when so much money is on the table.

IOW, lobbyists and campaign donations carry weight when legislation is drafted.

The government has to pay for their tax cuts to the rich and to corporations somehow.

Small businesses will be left holding the tab, this should not come as a surprise to anyone.

If you're middle class, and you voted for Trump.....well, here is one of your many, soon to come, thank you cards from the commander in chief. šŸ’©šŸ’©šŸ’©
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Both sides suck as thoroughly as it is possible to suck. Back to cons to keep it easy. So far, IRS guys are not the type to collect comic books, or do cons, apparently.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
We left Great Britain for double taxation without representation. No wonder people in the United Kingdom laugh at us.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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Both sides suck as thoroughly as it is possible to suck. Back to cons to keep it easy. So far, IRS guys are not the type to collect comic books, or do cons, apparently.



The days of conventions being a steady way to move books are dead and gone.

At least in my area of the country; the northeast.

If you live on the west coast or in the Midwest, it is very different.

The northeast area is glutted with books.
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Internet petitions are, too quote a buddy of mine, about as useless as tits on a bull. If you want your voice to be heard, find out the names of your state and federal representatives, call them and let them know how you feel. That's the only chance there is to stop something like this.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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Internet petitions are, too quote a buddy of mine, about as useless as tits on a bull. If you want your voice to be heard, find out the names of your state and federal representatives, call them and let them know how you feel. That's the only chance there is to stop something like this.


Agreed.
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Collector Domogotcomics private msg quote post Address this user
This law will be what keeps brick and mortars alive.
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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If so, won't all online sales be required to do so as well?

Technically they already are in most places. I know in my state, anything that is purchased you are supposed to cut the state a check for the sales tax that should have been paid. Not many do, but legally it is supposed to happen.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
You already see a number of eBay listings that say sales tax will be added if the buyer lives in a certain state (I assume the same one as the seller). I'm not sure I see what the big deal is besides people wanting to be lazy about their eBay business. If you want to run a business, put your pants on and run a business.
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Collector gman private msg quote post Address this user
in MA...paypal now sends you a tax form for everything over 600....it is brutal.
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk It's nothing about being lazy this is about keeping up with over 10k tax jurisdictions it's a pretty serious issue when cities can't even keep the tax rates the same to where you can drive a mile and the tax rate just increased an entire percent which means as a seller every single transaction will have to be checked to where you live means no more PO Boxes aloud on sites period, The state that wants it so bad has no income tax so maybe they should go ahead and make those people pay up and enforce an income tax to make up for it, The government accountability office is saying the true numbers are only around 8 billion profit per year across all state which isn't taking into account the amount of businesses that will close, jobs lost and bankruptcy protections filed that the government will be on the hook for , Now imagine if all the other states reject it and only SD say's we are going to enforce it now every single seller will go online and block SD so that will pretty much cut the state off of a ton of online purchases the shipping centers will have to close and certain other areas of that state will hurt , The only winner if it passes is Amazon
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm not sure I see what the big deal is besides people wanting to be lazy about their eBay business. If you want to run a business, put your pants on and run a business.


With all due respect to those who do, I'm not trying to run an eBay business. I just want to use it occasionally to move things I want to sell and eBay provides access to those wider niche markets. I'm not trying to make a living or have a 2nd job with an eBay store. I've always thought of eBay as an online garage sale/flea market and have been content to let eBay take their cut for providing the platform.

That being said, in the end I can see eBay handling the sales tax for the seller and increasing the percentage they take out for the convenience.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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The only winner if it passes is Amazon


Or Craigslist, mycomicshop.com, comiclink, comicconnect, local comic stores, yard sales, people chatting in forums....
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