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Old 02-19-2020, 04:35 AM   #1
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Sales tax on eBay (RV item sale)

Just a quick vent... sold an RV item on eBay to a gent in California. Buyer paid via PayPal immediately on winning. I got notice of payment made but to hold shipping until further notice.

Turns out that eBay added CA sales tax (10.25%!) to the buyer and won't release the funds to me until the buyer also pays them the sales tax. eBay will then file appropriate papers to pay the sales tax in CA.

In 13 years on eBay this has never happened before. So if you are selling anything, new or used, in CA and get paid by PayPal the buyer will have to pony up the sales tax before you see the money. Caveat emptor.
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I expect we'll just keep seeing more and more of this type of thing. Lots of people do anything they can to avoid paying sales tax, so the states are doing more to insure that they get it.
It used to be that you rarely paid sales tax for things bought from Amazon, now it's a regular thing to see sales tax charges.
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Thanks for that info. Soon we may see US shipping minus CA option. or CA MUST pay sales tax.
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Sales tax on eBay (RV item sale)

I just sold a used item on EBay to a buyer in NC. The buyer paid me via PayPal. I noticed that they automatically added sales tax to what he paid, but I only received the winning bid amount and the shipping charge I added to my listing.
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When I questioned the addition of some sales tax added to an item that I bought on Amazon, they either said that there had been a lawsuit or a federal law passed that made it mandatory that they collect sales tax and pass it on to their buyers. Anything actually stored and shipped from Amazon had to be taxed. This is in contrast to items that are actually housed and sold by suppliers and not in the "custody" of Amazon and those sellers can or can not charge sales tax on the items that they sell at their discretion.

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many states now require sales tax be collected. i live in arizona, and they expect me to collect and report sales tax on all sales, out of state or not.
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Gary: they don’t “pass on to the buyer” they collect the tax from the buyer. I can only assume they then pass it on to the State in which the buyer resides.
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Once Amazon started charging sales tax on items shipped from their distribution centers, I knew it was only a matter of time before all sellers would be required to collect taxes as well, just as if one was dealing with a commercial retailer. Next will be Craig's List.

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Ebay is doing you a favor. CA is brutal and aggressive in collecting sales tax. I know it through my business which occasionally sells to CA. CA has a tax compliance office in Chicago for which they audit all over the midwest. When I first joined the company, they had not properly collected sales tax from entities shipping to CA. We learned the hard way and ended up paying the customer's sales tax. We improved our operation and have not had he problem since, but our customers always complain when we ask for the proper exemption certificate info.

I always look at it as either they are going to pay or I'm going to have to pay it.

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I noticed that recently when I sold an aerial boom lift on eBay. The tax was added to the buyer's fee immediately though so I had my funds right away. There was also a large seller's fee added to it right off the bat so I didn't get the full amount. With Amazon I can use our resale tax exemption certificate (but not for personal stuff) so it's easy enough but I don't see a way for me to use it if I buy any rental/resale items from eBay. They don't seem set up to do tax exempt sales at this point.
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I noticed that recently when I sold an aerial boom lift on eBay. The tax was added to the buyer's fee immediately though so I had my funds right away. There was also a large seller's fee added to it right off the bat so I didn't get the full amount........
Hi Mark. Yes, that caught me by surprise too, because it has been years since I sold anything on Ebay. In addition to the listing fees that I expected to pay, after the auction ended Ebay BILLED me for 10% of the high bid AND 10% of the SHIPPING amount the buyer paid me. Between what I paid Ebay in total and the loss I incurred from me under-estimating what UPS would charge for the shipment, I didn't get anywhere close to what I was expecting. Lessons learned.
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The reason for the sales tax is based on a Supreme Court decision called Wayfair. Wayfair got sued by the State of South Dakota with SD claiming that Wayfair had "nexus" in South Dakota and, therefore, was required to collect and remit sales tax to the State of South Dakota. Bottom line is that Wayfair lost and now almost every vendor who sells varying amounts from $100,000 on up into a given state must collect and remit sales tax.
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