CCL appears to be unaware of them.
As you may know, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in June 2018, which removed the requirement that certain retailers have a physical presence in a state in order for that state to impose sales tax obligations on these retailers.
Some states have extended the tax collection obligation to marketplaces. We believe this ruling is unfair to small businesses and will continue to call for greater simplicity. In the meantime, we’re working to find the best way to support our sellers.
What this means for eBay sellers: Regardless of where you’re physically located, if you sell to buyers in certain states, those states may require you to collect applicable taxes on your transactions.
Therefore, based on these new laws, we will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax for orders shipped to customers in the following states on the following schedule:
Washington—starting Jan 1, 2019
Pennsylvania— starting July 1, 2019
Oklahoma—starting July 1, 2019
Once we start collecting tax in these states, you do not need to take any action. There are no extra charges or fees for this service. Prior to these dates, please continue to collect and remit tax in these states and comply with any other applicable requirements they impose.
There are no opt-outs for selling items into the states listed above, or out of eBay automatically collecting sales tax for items shipped to the states above.
Additional states will likely be added to the above list. Stay informed on the Help pages.
Will CCL be collecting Sales Tax for those States or do we have to start declining sales to those states or is there another option?
Another issue I've mentioned in the past.
When an order or message comes in, a box pops up on the bottom right hand corner.
We click it and it takes us directly to the order details page.
Nowhere on the Order Details is their any breakdown to show if taxes or additional fee's were paid. To find that out we have to actually click back out to the main page that lists all the orders.
It makes it easy to miss if someone did or didn't pay extra and now it's appearing to be on the way to becoming a daily need.
1. I would prefer CCL automatically apply Sales Tax to orders for States it's required for instead of hoping customers will voluntarily. It costs an extra 30 or more cent base charge at PayPal to have to invoice seperatly after the fact while delaying shipping.
2. I wouldn't mind seeing CCL collect it as part of the Seller Fee's to distibute to the States directly as long as you fix the checkout to automatically apply it to the sales total.
3. I'm assuming you're going to continue charging 5% of what we're forced to collect in Sales Tax and shipping charges as sales commissions.
Just for clarification purposes, is the Sales Tax going to be required to be charged based on the State in the Shipping address or the State the member set up their PayPal as home residence?
Any word on how long it's going to take before States start wanting Sales Tax on OUTGOING sales as well as INCOMING resulting in DOUBLE TAXATION? They already do something like that with outgoing and incoming tariffs between countries which should start to show up in more noticable price increases for Action figures and such coming out of China based on Trumps last round of increases having nowhere else to be applied to.. I'm starting to think everything not in print Diamond supplies comes from there. They even have a permanent link called "Toys On The Water" so we know what's dodging hurricanes and typhoons.
There's a discussion on Database Brand A at least providing snipets of what's less than 90 days away
. Apparently as few as 200 transactions forces you to have to collect and pay which that's not a lot for some of the bigger traffic states like PA, NY, CA, TX, NC and OK. Here's what another sites staff seems to think.
Posted - 09/27/2018 : 11:11:51
The short answer is, we're going to have to see how this all shakes out. Nobody can know what the ultimate effect of all this is--but the idea of small sellers having to deal with the approximately 10,000 sales tax jurisdictions in the country is absolutely insane. At its worst, it has the possibility of being an extinction-level-event for small businesses who sell online, not to put too fine a point on it. This is a solution which absolutely demands some sort of sensible rulemaking--fast.
All this an we can't even get a We're aware of the situtation and considering options
Do the E-Bay sales for each State count towards the 200 each stores limited to staying under even though they're collecting and filing for those. Is it 200 plus whatever E-bay handles or does 80 Sales from a State on CCL along with 15 direct sales put us over if E-Bay had 112?
Additional questions, here in VA the Sales Tax is usually a State amount like 4.5% and another 1% added for Local Sales Tax. How are we to know in other States wether to charge the base amount for the State itself or an extra amount for the area inside the State the buyer is from? Here in VA I just charge a flat 5.5% just like I do with walk-ins.
Can CCL provide an official and regularly updated list of which States are going to require Sales Tax on INCOMING shipments and when they begin so we can at least start declining sales from those States while we wait for a better option here? An official version here would be much better than hoping to find out the info at other market places.