(Hurry California!) Starting 9/15: Law Ends Tax-Free Shopping at Amazon

(Hurry California!) Starting 9/15: Law Ends Tax-Free Shopping at Amazon

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If you haven't already heard, California law has ended tax-free shopping for amazon shoppers in California.

Starting midnight tonight, amazon shoppers in California will have to pay sales tax on most items bought through amazon.com. That means you only have hours left to make those purchases you were putting off!

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Stupid law. Don't they realize they are ONLY hurting Amazon.Com. I'll just buy my stuff from other websites/sellers that ship from overseas and avoid paying tax on merchandise not produced in Californa but from a place that has no brick and mortor there.
tc1uscg posted Sep 16, 2012
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My #1 favorite place to shop. Thanks for sharing:)
newjerseychickxo posted Sep 15, 2012
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Amazon will charge tax on only items which are being sold by Amazon. There are 70% of products sold by others and only fulfilled by Amazon. They won't be charging tax in some cases. So don't worry much.
pat1679 posted Sep 15, 2012
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Posted Sep 16, 2012
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Wonder when Mass will jump on the band wagon. I love tax free shopping at amazon.
kimeeb posted Sep 15, 2012
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johng333 replied:
It is not tax free. You owe the tax, it is your responsibility to report it on your state income tax or directly as sales tax.

The change in CA is that Amazon is now collecting it for CA instead of letting CA residents report their own tax. If you aren't paying tax on your Amazon purchases, you committing tax fraud.
Posted Sep 15, 2012
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tc1uscg replied:
Then John, are you saying Californa is breaking federal law by requiring me to pay taxes on duty free items? Example, a iPhone 4S 16gb has a processing fee of 2.00 and the phone is 650.00. So, you think California has a right to collect taxes on that cost? According to federal tax laws on duty free, nope. And I have no obligation to report it. Maybe Amazon should tell California to collect tax themselves. Guess it's time to go back to Ebay.
Posted Sep 16, 2012
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What a mistake for CA local stores and people needing to save money. Now amazon is opening many distribution centers in state, which will allow same day shipping, which has been shown to increase amazon sales.
dddsss posted Sep 15, 2012
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Awesome, good to know. Thanks acarone!
MrBklynW posted Sep 14, 2012
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Amazon bumped up the price of the LG7600 by around 240$ which i had in cart during the time i went to get my dinner :( ,i guess i will wait for thanksgiving for a good deal on TVs and yes will pay tax on it
lionking20 posted Sep 14, 2012
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UGH NO!! that's one of the things that i looove about amazon! don't take it away waaah!!
dvinegrace83 posted Sep 14, 2012
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just bought a Cannon T4i, some chritmas gifts, a bunch of watches, and another guitar from Amazon. This tax thing basically made me buy everything all at once
kffight3r posted Sep 14, 2012
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Quick! Everyone buy a lifetime supply of pianos before it's too late!
audiocracy posted Sep 14, 2012
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great for california residents. love tax free!
aznballa161 posted Sep 14, 2012
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It is not Amazon that is doing this. For business reasons, Amazon opposes this increase as much as the buyers. Amazon does not get to keep the taxes; They only see less sales/less incoming revenue as a result of a higher final item cost.

Internet taxation is from the State legislatures: CA and TX, and who knows who is next.
shoppergal posted Sep 14, 2012
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Thanks for the reminder. Pretty much helped me decide to pull the trigger and make the purchases I was teetering on.
toast posted Sep 14, 2012
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dddsss replied:
but don't they charge you when items ship? so if it ships on or after the 15th, taxes will apply?
Posted Sep 15, 2012
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toast replied:
It shipped just this morning and no taxes were applied. You had me worried for a minute there!
Posted Sep 18, 2012
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Since amazon is in Washington, we have always had to pay sales tax.
So, no change here.
nomogo posted Sep 14, 2012
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Glad I don't live in California sometimes I buy things from amazon just because it is tax free so I hope this doesn't happen to VA
nimase85 posted Sep 14, 2012
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maven3 replied:
Tecnically, we all still owe taxes on Amazon purchases already. "residents are supposed to calculate their obligation and send it directly to the state. But fewer than 1 percent do, according to the Franchise Tax Board."

Posted Sep 14, 2012
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Few weeks ago it was in Texas too.
praveensapkota posted Sep 14, 2012
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