New Online Sales Taxes


#1

FYI:

I placed an order at PSA yesterday and was charged sales tax for the first time. I sent an email seeking clarification and received this response:

“The decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al, overturned prior Supreme Court precedent in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which previously required retailers to have a physical presence in a state beyond merely shipping goods in order to require a retailer to collect and remit sales taxes from those in-state customers. Going forward, PSA will be collecting and remitting sales tax in those states which require such.”

I am sure that other major retailers will start applying sales tax soon, if they haven’t already. It was fun while it lasted.

This doesn’t affect every state. Here is a link showing the affected states:

https://palmettostatearmory.com/customer-service#SpecialTaxNotices


#2

Seen it Utah with Amazon as well.
I’m afraid the Tax Free Internet is slowly being chipped away at.


#3

You can just figure that the government will figure out any/all ways to collect more taxes as they (apparently), can never have enough money to spend!


#4

In Texas as I understood it, you were always supposed to submit the sales tax to the state on all online purchases that were not collected by the retailer. I don’t know of anyone who has done this, but that was the basis of the original decision (now reversed). I certainly may have remembered incorrectly though.