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?
posted by compound eye
on Mar 25, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -