|Tue Feb 5 2019 09:45:52|
Is eBay Collecting the Right Sales Tax for Washington?
As a buyer in WA state who buys on eBay for personal items as well as sourcing vintage items for my Etsy shop, I thought I'd note that the last 3-4 transactions, eBay has collected the WRONG amount in sales tax...in one case more than a dollar over the correct amount.
I am aware that WA has gotten greedy with the sales tax collection, but doesn't eBay have a fiduciary obligation to at least collect the correct amount?
WA is also a bureaucratic nightmare - filing to get it back will be a huge pain. For eBay's info, WA is not a one-size-fits-all sales tax state - every area has a different rate, which is the problem - it's address & zip code based, easily ascertained but eBay has yet to figure it out.