|Tue Apr 10 2018 13:17:39|
Even Amazon Has Trouble with State Sales Tax Compliance?
Thank you for helping us keep our heads in the madness of selling online. I sell on eCRATER and Amazon.
I know that you are aware that Amazon was to start collecting PA Sales Tax on the 1st of April. Today I got my first Amazon order from PA. Tax was charged. However, in my niche of selling sewing patterns, the majority of sewing patterns are NOT taxable. So the tax collected is illegal (or at least not something they should be doing).
I have sent Amazon a message about this, but I am sure that I am not the only one that is seeing tax being collected when it isn't supposed to be. I guess it is just easier for Amazon to tack tax on to every PA order rather than check to see if it was an actually taxable item.
Other sellers may want to be aware of this so they protest when necessary. Most 'street clothes' are not taxable either which is why where I am located, people come by the busload from NY and Canada to shop in our malls for clothing!