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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 10:41:14 pm »
We have to pay 10% sales tax now on all eBay purchases (never had to before).

As a new tax its hard enough to swallow on new items off ebay, but secondhand ones???? That's a hard pill to have to swallow.

Yes Jim, Minnesota was one of the first few states to start adding sales tax, so I've had it a few months now  :(

I still have a hard time paying sales tax at antique shops... I always make my offer in cash, no tax. If they don't take it, I use a credit card so I can get 2% back. I know many of these small shops that hand write paper receipts are not turning in all of their sales...

The new world order :)

Funny how all the countries of the world seem to have brought this tax in all pretty close to each other.

Just gets my goat that if I buy, say for arguments sake, a 20 year old used lawnmower that 6 people have owned before me, I have to pay 10% sales tax on it now  ??? ??? ???

Also, if I buy something from WhoFlungDung in Shanghai China and WhoFlungDung hits me up for 10%, how does the Oz govt get that 10%?
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 10:58:45 pm »
I don't get that either Jim, I've even been to a few local garage sales that tried charging sales tax...

I just hope they don't ever find a way to go back and charge a tax or VAT on previous purchases...  :o
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 11:01:36 pm »
I don't get that either Jim, I've even been to a few local garage sales that tried charging sales tax...


Yeah....like that will be passed on !!!!

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I just hope they don't ever find a way to go back and charge a tax or VAT on previous purchases...  :o

Reading that I nearly had to go and change my underpants
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2019, 07:35:31 am »
I don't get that either Jim, I've even been to a few local garage sales that tried charging sales tax...
was the garage sale at an IRS agents house ? 😨
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 07:49:46 am »
It was one of those people that has a garage sale every weekend with the same junk over and over.
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 02:09:57 pm »
They probably got busted for being a business.
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2019, 03:42:15 pm »
Amazing, simply amazing - Roundhouse shipped the engine on Monday via DHL and it arrived today (Wednesday) at noon.......3709 miles in two days! But now I have to settle in for the long wait until Christmas as Janet confiscated the package before I got home.....oh, well.
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2019, 05:14:02 pm »
Got this from eBay today -

User Agreement and Tax Policy Updates

Together with PayPal, we’re updating how we process and collect tax. From November 2019, we’re updating the eBay User Agreement and our Tax Policy to reflect this change.

This change affects transactions where we’re required to collect tax in the jurisdiction where the item is being delivered. That includes orders up to AU $1,000 imported to Australia, or exports to certain US states.

We’ll continue collecting any required tax from buyers. If tax applies to your purchase, you’ll see the confirmed amount before finalising your order.

Sellers will now receive payment for the gross order amount, including tax. Once settled, we’ll automatically deduct the tax amount for remittance. Sellers can see a record of tax collected on the Seller Hub order details page or on their downloadable order report.

Next Steps

You don’t need to do anything. If you have any questions about tax or how this may affect you, we’d recommend you speak with a tax advisor.
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2019, 06:21:05 pm »
Amazing, simply amazing - Roundhouse shipped the engine on Monday via DHL and it arrived today (Wednesday) at noon.......3709 miles in two days! But now I have to settle in for the long wait until Christmas as Janet confiscated the package before I got home.....oh, well.
Oh that's just not right, what a waste of a Rapid Transit service, please inform Janet that I am forming a formal inquiry of her confiscation methods and have high expectations of her putting the matter right in short order...😁😃😂
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2019, 06:24:51 pm »
Got this from eBay today -

User Agreement and Tax Policy Updates

Together with PayPal, we’re updating how we process and collect tax. From November 2019, we’re updating the eBay User Agreement and our Tax Policy to reflect this change.

This change affects transactions where we’re required to collect tax in the jurisdiction where the item is being delivered. That includes orders up to AU $1,000 imported to Australia, or exports to certain US states.

We’ll continue collecting any required tax from buyers. If tax applies to your purchase, you’ll see the confirmed amount before finalising your order.

Sellers will now receive payment for the gross order amount, including tax. Once settled, we’ll automatically deduct the tax amount for remittance. Sellers can see a record of tax collected on the Seller Hub order details page or on their downloadable order report.

Next Steps

You don’t need to do anything. If you have any questions about tax or how this may affect you, we’d recommend you speak with a tax advisor.
I got that letter too Jim, although I don't completely understand it, I don't need a lawyer to know that we're getting hosed
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Re: Bad News From Great Britain
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2019, 06:37:49 am »
Got this from eBay today -

User Agreement and Tax Policy Updates

Together with PayPal, we’re updating how we process and collect tax. From November 2019, we’re updating the eBay User Agreement and our Tax Policy to reflect this change.

This change affects transactions where we’re required to collect tax in the jurisdiction where the item is being delivered. That includes orders up to AU $1,000 imported to Australia, or exports to certain US states.

We’ll continue collecting any required tax from buyers. If tax applies to your purchase, you’ll see the confirmed amount before finalising your order.

Sellers will now receive payment for the gross order amount, including tax. Once settled, we’ll automatically deduct the tax amount for remittance. Sellers can see a record of tax collected on the Seller Hub order details page or on their downloadable order report.

Next Steps

You don’t need to do anything. If you have any questions about tax or how this may affect you, we’d recommend you speak with a tax advisor.
I got that letter too Jim, although I don't completely understand it, I don't need a lawyer to know that we're getting hosed
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While I am not an attorney, it appears that eBay will add the sales tax based on where the buyer lives, send it all to the seller, than deduct the tax amount from the seller gross, leaving the seller with the correct net amount after eBay and PayPal selling and use fees. Ebay will then forward the tax to the prevailing authority (where you have the package delivered).


I hope I got this right.


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