reverb and ebay forced to charge tax by the feds

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  1. popthree

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    on used items sold by individuals on their platforms... ?

    what a complete rip off. way to go federal government.

    Automatically Calculated & Remitted by Reverb
    Reverb is legally required to collect and remit taxes for these Marketplace Facilitator states:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Connecticut
    District of Columbia
    Idaho
    Iowa
    Kentucky
    Minnesota
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wyoming
     
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    Since they are not 'sellers' and act only as a service to connect buyer and sellers, I'd say they have legal ground for refusing. Whether they will or it is worth it to do so, I don't know.

    And maybe my premise is wrong too.

    But crap, that sucks for the buyer. What's next--CL and Offerup somehow charge tax to users?
     
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    I'm surprised we got away with no tax for as long as we did. You had to see this coming..right?
     
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    This is a good thing... But, should only apply to new items...
     
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    I understand and agree that new items from online retailers should be subject to the same tax laws as local businesses.... BUT don't agree that if I buy a used distortion pedal from a fellow musician in another state that the transaction should be subject to the same tax laws. So no, I didn't see this coming.
     
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    I doubt they have lawyers. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think its fair. if you're a local brick and mortar dealer and have to charge, that puts you at an even bigger disadvantage against someone like Amazon. and ya, new merch only
     
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    Yeah, it’s ludicrous, imo.
     
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    Wow that's terrible for the people who are affected. Luckily Illinois isn't on that list, if it was we'd have insane taxes. Feel bad for the people who just need to sell gear to afford extra income. That ain't right.
     
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    No Wisco, no worry-o :cool:

    Every year around tax time my accountant asks me whether I've bought stuff online, while giving me a look that clearly says "please don't be stupid enough to give the wrong answer here"

    Like this o_O
     
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    No Meechigan .

    I really don’t need another avoiding-tax scam hanging over my head.
     
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    Just wait until they are forced to send you Tax income forms!
     
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    Hi.

    I don’t really understand taxes. & I don’t live in the States.

    What are they taxing? Who are they taxing? And, who’s ‘they’ for that matter - state, federal or both?

    For example, is it effectively a ‘goods’ tax and the tax gets calculated on the total price & the seller collects & pays it? And if so, would sellers be exempt if their yearly transactions fall below a set amount?

    Or, is it effectively a ‘service’ tax, and reverb calculates it on just their cut of the transaction (I presume taking a cut is Reverb’s model)?

    Or something else, etc.?

    Thanks.

    Pax/
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    Wait, you said “the feds” are driving this... since when does the federal government dictate state sales tax?
     
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    Supreme Court ruling
     
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