Sales or use tax is due on all purchases made on Ebay and it always has been. The only thing that could be legislated is enforcement. Are you trying to stand up for tax cheats who think the rules that apply to bricks-and-mortar shops don't apply to them?
Technically Flyktning, you built a whole life's career standing up for and running criminal games for a really sick tax cheat, John Osborne, ebay's z50com. How many of those sullied IDs are you? Crime doesn't pay.
The real question is, Mr. Holier than thou McFly-a-kite, are you trying to say every time you make a personal on-line, out-of-state purchase (i.e. blowup doll from Amazon) that you send your state a check for the use tax? Pull-eeeze
It appears that Mom and Pop stores would not be affected; in fact they'd be helped if I'm reading this right. The article says that sales tax would only have to be collected outside of your selling state; by businesses that make $1 million or more in sales. This sales tax legislation will actually help small sellers and mom and pop stores. They will not have to charge buyers extra for sales tax, while the large mega stores will have to charge and collect sales tax on every single purchase. John Donahue hates small sellers so of course he's fighting for the huge mega stores while quietly telling no one that his actually helps small sellers
Right on, Donahoe has forgotten to mention, in his call to arms from eBay sellers, that only those doing over $1 million in out-of-state sales will be required to collect sales tax. Bad news for his buddy Jack Sheng and eForCity, good news for small merchants and mom&pop sellers.
Despite the drop in stock and the sales tax news, this was my best few weeks of sales on eBay in almost two years. The free auctions last week were a huge success and last weekend was amazing. Like eBay circa 2009 and before. Doubt it will continue like this but it was a anicce surprise.
They sure are. Once this bill passes, it will only be big business getting hit with taxes. Small merchants and mom&pop sellers making less than $1million per year in out-of-state sales will be exempt. Finally, our government is doing something right because if you're making a million dollars per year, you can damn well afford to pay more than your fair share.