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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by uncleleroy on Today at 04:20:33 PM »
The op-ed in Friday's WSJ as well as letters to the editor were quite good regarding the Wayfair v South Dakota. I've been following it closely as time gets closer to the expected June ruling.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by WayOutWest on Today at 03:46:03 PM »
I still say that the ultimate solution is to make sales taxes due at point of sale, not point of residence.
When was the last time a brick and mortar merchant asked you for your ZIP Code so he could calculate your sales tax?
Agreed. That would simplify everything. 
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I'm always looking at some of my competitor's inventory amounts (FBA) and can't believe the amount of Christmas stuff the sellers still have. These are smaller companies (if rate of feedback is any indication) and I don't think they know/care about the cost of storage. It will be interesting to see if they remove any Christmas stuff from inventory or if they will just let it sit...and sit...and sit.

I've done a lot of culling... it's always a continuous process. I've let it go for the last few months while tax season was in full swing. Now that I'm done, I've been trying to make up for lost time. The free removals sure came in handy at the right time for me. I don't know if I would have had a clear-enough head or time to really just suck up some losses and pull stuff. They'll sell better during the holidays this winter anyways.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by uncleleroy on Today at 03:47:23 AM »
I still say that the ultimate solution is to make sales taxes due at point of sale, not point of residence.
When was the last time a brick and mortar merchant asked you for your ZIP Code so he could calculate your sales tax?

If a sales tax must be collected by online retailers, this is the best solution for those that have no in-state presence in other states.
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Evidently not.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Toy Category Now Restricted?
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on Yesterday at 12:03:15 PM »
Who the heck knows?
Honestly, I have no fuuuuuhlipping idea.
What the what possessed them to send the emails out?
I received 3 of correction emails but not one of the original.

Shaking my dayum head.
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I still say that the ultimate solution is to make sales taxes due at point of sale, not point of residence.
When was the last time a brick and mortar merchant asked you for your ZIP Code so he could calculate your sales tax?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Toy Category Now Restricted?
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:33:06 PM »
So Legos, learning toys (whatever that means), infant toys, and outdoor toys have been gated? Or is it that theyre planning on gating and sent email prematurely?

I didnt get the original either but did get the other.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:23:34 PM »
The problem with that is, software now for sales tax is costing several thousands of dollars. Too expensive for a small store.
Agreed.  Heck, I tried back some time ago to find a software solution for shopping cart that could handle Oklahoma's tax and couldnt find any.  All I could find was stuff that would have to be custom coded.  Even Kohls had to go with a version that first asked what county you were in, then asked customer if address was inside the city limits or outside the city limits, so that it could determine which county sales tax and whether to add city tax or not.

A partial list of big companies that have gotten my tax rate wrong (overcharging me anywhere from 50% more to 100% more than they should have):
AT&T Cellular
Cricket Wireless
TMobile
Best Buy
Wal-Mart
Staples
Office Max
Office Depot
Target
Blockbuster
IBM

If they cant get it right, how does the govt expect small vendors to get it right?  Granted, theyve been slowly getting better, thanks to better software, but still. . .
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
Oklahoma is one of those states that keeps squandering its money.  Schools were underfunded, so we passed the lottery, casino gambling, and raised tobacco taxes. The money from the lottery and casinos was supposed to go to the schools.  Whatd they do? They started spending the money that was already going to schools on other stuff, since it wasnt earmarked for education.  So, here we are again with schools underfunded, teacher strikes, etc.

Heck, a few years back we spent 21million putting a dome with 3ton bronze statue atop the capitol building. Not to mention the tons of money spent defending laws that have been ruled to violate either our state constitution or the federal constitution.  They tried a few times to ban abortion, for example.
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