Posted by William Charles on May 8, 2018
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Published on May 8th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Recap: eBay Fair Tax Policy, Dunkin Donuts Free Cold Brew & More

 

  • Did you know Disney World had an airport?? by Wandering Aramean. I did not know this, I doubt it’ll be making a come back, but interesting little facts for Disney fans.
  • M&T Bank is removing the monthly fee on the EZ Choice checking account, change went into effect on April 12th, 2018.

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Mark
Mark

You can’t be serious about the taxes. It’s not ebay who will be paying the taxes. It is your readers who may do some reselling on the side who will have to become the tax collector for state and local taxes. It would be awful!

Celia
Celia

I agree. Stuff like this would stop people from listing on eBay at all. And how will they determine what should be taxed? If I sell a used laptop on eBay, why should it be subject to tax when it’s already been taxed when I bought it.

Aahz
Aahz

I’m anti-tax in general, and specifically anti-internet sales tax (sadly agreeing with eBay on this issue), but you do realize that used goods sold locally are still subject to state and local sales tax, right?

Unless you’re in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon, if you buy a used laptop from a computer store (or even a non-charity thrift store) you’ll be charged sales tax. States that demand sales tax even do so of those selling used goods at flea markets!

C Doc Fan
C Doc Fan

In most of these instances, these items are being taxed because they are a profit making business selling things they previously made, bought, or acquired. – This goes for the majority of persons at flea markets as well. Very few states require sales tax when a non-business person has a yard sale or sales a personal item on craigslist. – The only exception I can think of are items with titles, like cars. Many states want a sales or use tax even when buying from an individual.

The issue with Ebay is you have a pretty good portion of businesses as well as individuals selling there. Self-reporting whether you are a business is about the only thing they can do for small volume sellers because they have no way of knowing where the items come from.

Snorlax
Snorlax

Yep, tax gets charged every time something changes hands. I’m certain people have noticed they were paying taxes when they bought a used car from a dealer.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Jeff Bezos of Amazon is the biggest hypocrite on this… back in 2010 he was totally against online sales tax but once Amazon opened all their warehouses and had to start collecting tax in most states, now he wants to force everyone to collect internet sales tax. What a hypocrite.

zalmy

True, but that doesn’t make him a hypocrite. He’s consistent- He cares only about his bottom line, as most people do.

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