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Why does Amazon have to estimate sales tax?

I live in Chicago. When I buy something from Amazon (as in "ships from and sold by Amazon.com"), the checkout process and confirmation email show me an estimated sales tax of 10.25% (the sales tax rate for the state + county + city). The final tax actually charged, however, is the correct state-only tax of 6.25%. My question is why Amazon ever has to estimate. [more inside]
posted by mama casserole on Nov 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Are pass-through expenses subject to sales tax?

I received an invoice from a software supplier, for travel expenses for their guys to install an upgrade on a program here in our shop. This invoice includes sales tax (Texas) for those expenses. Is this correct? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Skulker on Oct 29, 2015 - 6 answers

online sales tax, Illinois website buyer in australia

Hello, I bought something from an online store from a business in Illinois. I am in Australia, which does not require sales tax to be paid on items bought from overseas for less that $1000. When I realised the Illinois website had charged me sales tax, I pointed it out to them. They claim that: 'If you purchase something in Illinois, and that is where our "store" is you will be charged sales tax.' I don't think that is correct. Is it? Do you know of a clear authoritative document online I can send them a link to? Thank you
posted by compound eye on Mar 25, 2013 - 19 answers

New York State Sales Tax headaches for a clothing retailer

How do you handle the labyrinth of New York State sales tax? I'm launching an online business that sells goods (some clothes, some non-clothes). We're located in New York State. We need to collect tax in New York State... gorey details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Charged sales tax for printing wedding invites - is this right?

Sales tax question: We hired someone to print our wedding invitations - we did all the design. The person we hired does this as a small side business in addition to her day job. We got the invoice for the printing today and there is a charge for sales tax. She is in the same state as us (CA) but in a different city. I was surprised at the charge - is this normal? I'm not sure what the status of her business is, if it's a sole proprietorship or a corporation or what.
posted by emily37 on Jun 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Wall street sales tax?

Have securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) ever been treated the same as physical goods in terms of buying and selling them? I am specifically thinking of sales taxes, but knowing about other aspects is welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

I have to pay sales taxes on how much?

Is there a way to pay sales taxes only on the $$ amount paid for a used vehicle in Texas? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Taxed too many times

Why am I/things taxed so much? [more inside]
posted by penguinkeys on Jun 9, 2011 - 47 answers

Tax Me Home, Country Roads!

If Alberta had no oil, would a 5% provincial sales tax make up for the lost tax revenue? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jun 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Web? O, Bob, ew!

First Ecommerce site: What considerations do I have for sales to other countries? (tax, censorship, ??) Or am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Take a picture, it'll last longer...

We bought a car from a dealer in Massachusetts, but we live in Maine and the car will be registered in Maine. When we picked up the car yesterday, the dealer asked us to do something weird. Have you ever heard of this? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 23, 2011 - 25 answers

I know you are not my accountant.

As a one-person S-Corp that has only purchased approximately $400 worth of business supplies from Amazon.com throughout 2010, how likely am I to get audited over the sales tax issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there an easy way to find the lowest sales tax among nearby stores?

Is there any easy way to find out the tax rate for different stores? For example, there are probably a dozen branches of some "big box" store within a 20 mile radius of where I live, but all are in different tax jurisdictions. For a big ticket item, finding the one where the tax rate is lowest could easily justify the trip. But how do you find it? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Sep 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Buying a car in WA

I'm thinking of buying a used car from a private party. I'm in WA state and have no idea about how sales tax will apply. [more inside]
posted by ramix on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the deal on California food taxes?

I've noticed when I buy food in California at different restaurants, sometimes there's sales tax and sometimes there's not. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 2, 2009 - 13 answers

eBay clothing sales - do I charge in-state sales tax?

Am I required to charge sales tax for clothing sold from a home-based eBay business out of New York City? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Sep 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Taxes begone!

Can I avoid paying PA sales tax if I'm buying from and for an international location? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on May 14, 2008 - 2 answers

How will a move to PA affect our tax situation?

What are the sales (and other) tax implications of moving an advertising agency / creative services company from Delaware to Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Apr 29, 2008 - 1 answer

Internet Sales Tax?

I know you're not my accountant but... the small company I work for wants to set up an e-commerce area on our website to sell books. We're just talking about one or two specialized titles at the moment to just a few customers. Now the question of Internet sales tax has arisen. [more inside]
posted by worker_bee on Jan 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Should I buy a new car in Washington or Oregon?

I'm thinking about buying a new car in the next year. I live in Seattle, Washington, where the sales tax is about 8.8%, but I visit Oregon frequently, where there is no sales tax. Would there be any drawbacks to buying the car in Oregon to avoid the sales tax? I would still register and insure it in Washington.
posted by matildaben on Mar 17, 2006 - 18 answers

Tax Refund?

I purchase a car for 10,000. with a $1000 rebate
The state levies a 5% sales tax of $500 . Am I not entitled to to a tax refund of $100 ?
My good buddy Google is uncharacteristically mum about this query.
posted by Fupped Duck on Feb 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Do I have to pay UK duty on cigarettes and alcohol sent via post?

A question about UK/European tax/duty and shopping abroad... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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