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eBay Updates Sellers on Sales Tax Changes

eBay Updates Sellers on Sales Tax

Last month, eBay updated sellers on pending changes to the way it handles sales tax, and on Monday, it said the changes are now live.

Starting now, the way taxable transactions are processed and how taxes are collected for remittance will change, as follows:

  • In states where eBay is required to collect Internet Sales Tax from buyers, order totals sent for processing will reflect the gross order amount inclusive of tax.
  • Once settled, the tax amount will be automatically deducted for remittance to the applicable taxing authority.
  • A record of the sales tax portion of the order will be available on the Seller Hub Order details page and through our Download order report.

It advised sellers that applicable taxes would continue to be paid by the buyer, “and you do not need to take any action.” eBay also referenced concerns sellers had voiced about making changes during the busy holiday shopping season, writing, “We understand that the holiday selling season is nearly upon us and we are working to make this transition as smooth as possible.”

SOURCE: eBay Announcement Board Post

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.