I don't sell on eBay. I am strictly a buyer, using only PayPal. I purchase many, many things on eBay.
eBay does not have an option to download purchase history, so I must rely on the PayPal Reports for the information.
When I downloaded my 2019 PayPal Transactions to determine how much I owed for Minnesota Use Tax, I was shocked to see how the taxes I paid on eBay purchases are being reported. This is going to take forever to get straightened out. Very frustrating!
Up until November 2, 2019, PayPal had a separate row for sales tax paid on all eBay purchases. Just the tax amount on one row, with the description of "Sales Tax (1)" or "Tax collected by partner". It did not even associate the tax with the purchased product it applied to. The row below, I found out, is the purchase price and item description for which that tax applied to.
After November 2, 2019, PayPal's reporting now just shows one total amount, which includes item price, shipping, discounts, and sales tax charged, all combined into one amount.
So now I have to go to each item in my eBay Purchase History and manually enter the tax and shipping I paid for purchases I made after 11/2/19 on the spreadsheet. I need to categorize all of my business expenses. It is even worse to match things up when there was a combined order. Very time consuming.
While I was doing that, I added a formula to calculate what the tax rate was that I was charged on my purchases. Where I live the tax rate should be 7.375%. What I was actually charged is close, but every tax charge is at a different rate. I know that is not PayPal's problem, but eBay should fix that. eBay should also make a download option available for Purchase History!
I would like to know why PayPal is combining all of the charges (price of item, discount, shipping and sales tax paid) into one total amount! They must have the separate amounts somewhere since they need to report/pay taxes, right?