Questions tagged [sales-tax]

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Sales tax on Food

I bought a prepared salad at Walmart today in Houston, Texas. I thought it a bit strange to pay tax on food, but I understand their reasoning. What was still confusing was that I was charged an 8.25% ...
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Couldn't I ship my own package for the seller to avoid sales tax?

My understanding of US practice is if I buy something from a seller who doesn't have a business presence in my state then I don't pay sales tax if it's being shipped to my state. If I live in state A ...
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Income Tax Paypal / Ebay sales (Australia) limits

Work were throwing away a bunch of boxes full of e-waste and I was able to take them for free. I have started selling the items on Ebay and getting paid through Paypal. I believe the max total ...
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Do I have to collect sales tax when reselling used personal items?

I bought a new dehumidifier off of Amazon. I used it in my apartment for a month but don't need it anymore. I want to sell it used, at a price lower than the price I bought it for. I listed the item ...
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What is a “final” excise tax return?

Looking at the article here on quarterly excise tax returns form 720 it says You must always file when you collect any excise tax during the current quarter or if you were responsible for ...
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Filing Sales Tax Return When 3rd Party Collects & Remits Sales Tax - App Store & Google Play Scenario, US

In many cases App Store & Google Play will collect & remit sales tax themselves for your sales. Question is how to file this scenario. Do you file these sales as "non taxable sales" or do ...
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NYC Tax Rates on Educational Software

I've received consumer subscriptions, and now sending an invoice to a school, for an educational technology piece of software (a web based video game, non-downloadable), and am curious about NYC tax ...
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Sales tax collection and rounding

I will be selling goods at a festival in New Jersey this fall. I am adding sales tax on top of my price and wondered what the laws are regarding rounding. Is it okay to round to nearest quarter rather ...
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Bank sales tax on private party used car financing

I am trying to transfer ownership of a used vehicle between private parties. I applied for a loan from a credit union to pay the seller. I negotiated the deal and the seller agreed to an amount that ...
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Do businesses pay taxes in addition to sales taxes from customers or do they use sales taxes to pay their taxes? [closed]

Whenever we go to a store or supermarket we pay taxes on many products. Sometimes different products have different tax rates too, which makes things even more complicated. I was wondering if stores ...
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How are app sales/acquisitions taxed in the US?

Hypothetical scenario: I identify a gap in a company's product offering. I, as an independent developer, write a desktop, web, or mobile application that bridges this gap, and I contact the company in ...
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Why do SaaS apps not pay sales tax in my state?

I have noticed many SaaS apps I use do not include sales tax on their invoices in my state (New York). For example, on a recent Heroku invoice, I see this written: Heroku is not required to, and ...
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Can I sell my Nevada LLC's remaining inventory to myself at liquidation prices to avoid high sales tax?

I have a small Nevada LLC that I'm dissolving. I used it for ecommerce, but business has been bad the last year and now I've got some inventory left over. Because all of my inventory was bought for ...
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Selling A Car Anonymously

Is it ever legal for me to sell a car to someone by just signing my name and dating the title, such that the buyer's information is completely blank? To be clear, the title itself is legal, clean, and ...
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Do I pay sales tax exporting the bike

We live in The Netherlands (Europe), we are Dutch. We are now buying a motorcycle in Florida, but are going to pick it up in July and then leave the state, since we're making a roadtrip. After 2 ...
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What is the sales tax for businesses in New York state?

I got a bill for an expensive item sold to me in upstate New York near Syracuse. The sales tax was 8.5%. I read a sales tax guide by New York City Department of Finance that seems to say that the ...
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How to apply 1% rate reduction using GST/QST Quick method?

I use Quick method for calcualting GST/QST remittances: The Quick Method is a simplified accounting method designed to help registrants calculate the GST and QST they must remit to Revenu ...
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Dropshipping and sales tax in sole proprietorship LLC

I own a new LLC as a sole proprietor and plan to file profits through my personal tax return. However, my business is entirely online and dependent either on affiliate or dropshipping channels. For ...
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quick method of accounting in QuickBooks online

I use QuickBooks online for accounting. For collecting sales taxes I choose Quick method. But I don't know how I can use it in QuickBooks online. I found the following question on Quickbooks forum: ...
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Buying a used car out-of-state with differing trade-in tax policies

I currently live in a state that doesn't allow a trade-in tax credit and I am considering buying a used car that resides in a state that does. I will probably trade in my car as part of the purchase, ...
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Do I still pay internet taxes

If I buy, over the internet, a gift that is going to a non-sales-tax state (OR) resident do I still pay my local (WA) sales tax? Or, should I just drive to their place in OR and have them buy it? This ...
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Does a Legalzoom service that provides a physical report qualify for Use tax?

I'm working on my Nevada LLC's sales tax report for this last quarter. A few months ago we paid Legalzoom to do a patent search, and the receipt doesn't list any sales tax. They sent us a folder ...
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Sales tax or Use tax

A sales tax is defined as "A sales tax is a consumption tax imposed by the government on the sale of goods and services"" A use tax is defined as "A sales tax on purchases made outside one's state of ...
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Canada Taxes GST and HST on different goods

I'm developing an eCommerce site for a client whose shop is based in Ontario, Canada. They sell books, DVDs and music CDs to all provinces in Canada. After reading up on Canada's sales-tax system, the ...
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Can sales tax in a foreign country be used as credits to offset US taxes?

Say you are an American citizen living in the UK. You are required by [draconian] U.S. law to pay full taxes on your income as though you are resident in the U.S. However, there are several treaties ...
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Is NY sales tax applicable to visitor

I am going to stay in NY for a week and I will buy few electronics. This will be a around $15.000. I would like to know if I need to pay sales tax; or I am exempt from paying the sales tax as I don't ...
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Do I need to pay sales tax selling to US customers from Europe? Does selling through Google change that?

I am an EU (Belgium) based indie developer preparing for the release of my first (game) app next week. I will be offering the game through the Google Play Store. For a lot of countries/regions, Google ...
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Legal issues for selling software for a student on F-1 visa [closed]

A friend of mine is going to sell subscriptions for a SAAS software and he is on F-1 student visa as a non-resident alien. I have got a couple questions about legal issues: Does he need to form an ...
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How does sales tax on a cross-state vehicle sale work?

I am thinking of buying a boat in Connecticut and moving it to Massachusetts. The dealer says I pay no sales tax in Connecticut, only when I register it in Massachusetts do I pay. Is this true? I ...
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Understanding Nexus as a small business owner

I'm interested in becoming a 3rd party Amazon FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) seller. I recently learned about a rule called "nexus". Basically, I understand I have nexus (tax liability) in the state ...
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Am I paying taxes on my electricity unnecessarily?

I live in Tallahassee, Florida where everyone gets their electricity from Talgov. I recently looked at my utility bills and realized my electricity charges were about 10-11% larger each month than I ...
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Recognizing the revenue on when virtual 'credits' are purchased as opposed to used [closed]

I have an application where the user pays for access with credits he or she buys up front, at $10 each. Let's say the user buys 100 credits for $1000 on January 1st. The credits expire 1 year later. ...
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Do I need to collect sales tax on already taxed items?

Background I'm looking into opening a delivery business that picks up and delivers items customers have already bought from local stores. Items could be furniture or food. For the purpose of this ...
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Auto Lease Payment Increase.

I leased a Mazda through Chase Bank in July 2014, living in NJ. I moved to Florida in January 2016. My payment increased from $241. to $258. I was told it was due to tax. Can you explain that to me? I ...
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NY State Sales Tax on Lease Transfer

I am hopeful that someone can help me understand New York State (NYS) Sales Tax with regards to a lease take over, in what seems to be paying tax twice. So here is the scenario: Person A leases a ...
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Why was Kittery a shopping destination in the 1980s?

When I was a kid in the 1980s we used to go to Kittery Maine (from Massachusetts) for shopping expeditions and the explanation given was that there was no sales tax there. On looking at the history ...
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100% Ownership and 30% profit to sale director

I am seeking understanding. I 100% own a new service-based tech company. My business is registered as an LLC. I am about to launch and I seek to make sales, yet I don't have the resources to pay staff ...
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Calculating tax when a promotion or reduction has been applied to the sale amount in Australia by a third party?

I am working on an app that resells a service in Australia. To encourage use of our app we want to provide promo codes to the end user. The money to fund this promotion comes from our marketing ...
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In Chicago, would it be possible to get a receipt totalling $20.17?

Chicago's combined sales tax is 10.25%. So, a subtotal of $18.29 would end up costing $18.29 * 1.1025 = $20.1647, which would get rounded down to $20.16, right? A subtotal of $18.30 would end up ...
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What value do I declare on the title transfer if I make an even trade?

I am considering trading a car to my friend in exchange for some livestock (of similar value). The car is worth $9000, and the livestock is worth closer to $11,000. What do I put in the sale price on ...
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App Store Taxable Sales, US

Trying to determine "Taxable Sales" for App Store sales for Sales Tax filing purposes. As everyone knows Apple or Google take a 30% cut of all the sales, so my question is do "Taxable Sales" count ...
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Do I have to pay Sales Tax on my leased car twice when moving from VA to FL?

I have a vehicle that I'm leasing and in the state of Virginia you pay sales tax on the full purchase price of the car when you are leasing. I have now moved to Florida and the lease company has ...
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Tax on online shopping vs shopping from physical store

I have been purchasing products from Amazon in the US. What I see that they don't charge any taxes when I purchase. Recently I purchased a product from BestBuy that had sales tax and I got the same ...
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Plumber charging VAT on parking

I have a plumber do some work for me recently, and in the invoice he included the parking cost. This was for on-street parking, which I know has no VAT applied to it as it is a direct payment to the ...
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Is VAT applied when a tradesman charges for materials?

I have been employing a plumber to do some work in my bathroom, and recently received the invoice. This consists of a charge for the labour, plus a list of materials used for the job, which he is also ...
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Why charge gross receipts taxes to the customer?

I live in New Mexico where we have "gross receipts tax", and there's a notion that this tax is "charged to the customer". For instance, when I see a TV that is on sale for $100, I'll really end up ...
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How should I report earning from Apple App Store (from iTunes Connect) in Washington state?

Washington Department of Revenue requires to report all sales by Apple of my applications in the Washington state on my personal excise return. Then I must calculate sales tax and I should deduct the ...
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Living overseas and selling house question?

Couple of questions regarding selling my house. I live overseas and have done for 10 years now. I am looking to sell my property in Louisiana which has been a rental property. As I have not lived in ...
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Am I required to have my website registered as a business in Canada to collect HST?

Am I required to have my website registered as a business in Canada ON, to be able to sell ads? does the amount of income makes any difference? The reason I am asking this is I have been told that if ...
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What do codes “O”, “T”, “X”, and “N” mean on Wal-Mart receipts? [duplicate]

What do the four individual Walmart receipt codes of "O", "T", "X", and "N" denote?