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Posted: 24 May 2012 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Sales tax definitely needs to be fixed.  Those of us in TX are supposed to pay it for DAZ purchases, but I wasn’t charged

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Posted: 24 May 2012 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Tax laws vary from country to country, but as far as I know, DAZ doesn’t charge sales tax on international orders (and I believe this is typical of international e-commerce—no sales tax). I saw someone from the UK post on the DAZ Facebook page (this was before the forum reopened) that he wasn’t charged tax on his order.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Dream Cutter - 24 May 2012 07:52 PM

Is it normal forthe Daz Store to charge sales tax?  Here in California where almost everything is taxed,on-line sales are not taxes, nor is software or services so I was supprised to see an extra 10% on the SuperSuit invoice. I also paid 139, 20 more than the flyer says platinum goes for. Whats up with these discrepancies.  Help submit ticket is not working for me.

My understanding is that on-line sales tax is going to be required in CA starting in Sept. of this year. So they may have just started collecting now since they were configuring the store.


Technically, I think, and I may be wrong, we are supposed to pay sales tax anyway on online purchases, but since the retailers haven’t been required to collect it (up until this fall), it’s impossible to enforce.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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For anyone curious, this is an LA Times story about how Amazon, who fought quite hard to prevent CA from collecting sales tax from online retailers and managed to delay the law, is now going to profit in rebates from the tax it collects:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amazon-sales-taxes-20120520,0,4308210.story

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Posted: 24 May 2012 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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You’re typically taxed through your local bank when you send orders outside your country. In Norway, the limits are USD $33 (not much!!), so I keep my purchases below this limit to avoid taxes. If I were to be taxed for all my DAZ3D-purchases bunched up through a year, I’d faint.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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was going to purchase an item today, but when it came to checkout, there was a sales tax applied to my purchase.  since when do New York State residents pay sales tax for Daz purchases?  upshot, no purchase made…

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Storypilot - 24 May 2012 08:34 PM
Dream Cutter - 24 May 2012 07:52 PM

Is it normal forthe Daz Store to charge sales tax?  Here in California where almost everything is taxed,on-line sales are not taxes, nor is software or services so I was supprised to see an extra 10% on the SuperSuit invoice. I also paid 139, 20 more than the flyer says platinum goes for. Whats up with these discrepancies.  Help submit ticket is not working for me.

My understanding is that on-line sales tax is going to be required in CA starting in Sept. of this year. So they may have just started collecting now since they were configuring the store.


Technically, I think, and I may be wrong, we are supposed to pay sales tax anyway on online purchases, but since the retailers haven’t been required to collect it (up until this fall), it’s impossible to enforce.

That is Amazon that is supposed to be starting to collect CA sales tax for online purchases in September 2012 because they are building two distribution centers in Patterson and San Bernardino, CA.
 
  http://www.modbee.com/2012/05/24/2214369/after-patterson-center-built-amazon.html
 
Software downloads from internet purchases are exempt from California Sales Tax.  Click on the “Non Taxable Sales” tab at this link:
 
  http://www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/pub109/

Note above link was updated February 2012.

 

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Lindsey - 25 May 2012 12:37 AM

 
Software downloads from internet purchases are exempt from California Sales Tax.  Click on the “Non Taxable Sales” tab at this link:
 
  http://www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/pub109/

Very interesting! I guess I did not understand about the exemption for software transmitted electronically.


Ok, um, DAZ… Sales tax refunds, pretty please?


Edit: also i think the Modesto Bee story you linked to is the same as the LA Times story I linked to smile
As I understand it, it isn’t so much Amazon having to tax because they are building the centers, they are building the centers because CA legislature closed the loophole, so Amazon doesn’t have an incentive to stay out of the state anymore.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 01:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Software downloads from internet purchases are exempt from California Sales Tax.  Click on the “Non Taxable Sales” tab at this link:
 
  http://www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/pub109/

Very interesting! I guess I did not understand about the exemption for software transmitted electronically.


Ok, um, DAZ… Sales tax refunds, pretty please?


Edit: also i think the Modesto Bee story you linked to is the same as the LA Times story I linked to smile

After reading that Modesto Bee article it’s not just Amazon, but other online retailer’s are required to collect California sales tax for online purchases due to legislation passed in 2011.  From reading the article the implementation is delayed until 9/2012.  I’m looking around to see if that legislation changed the tax exemption status for internet digital downloads.

Edit:  BOE Publication 109 regarding CA sales tax collection on Internet sales was updated in 2/2012 to clarify the tax exempt status of purchases of downloadable digital content.  I found a discussion of the “tax break” here:
 
http://www.taxingtech.com/2012/03/07/just-in-time-for-ipad3-california-updates-internet-sales-and-digital-downloads-guidance/

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Posted: 25 May 2012 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Lindsey - 25 May 2012 01:07 AM

After reading that Modesto Bee article it’s not just Amazon, but other online retailer’s are required to collect California sales tax for online purchases due to legislation passed in 2011.  From reading the article the implementation is delayed until 9/2012.  I’m looking around to see if that legislation changed the tax exemption status for internet digital downloads.

I’m interested to hear what you find. I’ve been following this issue but as I said I didn’t know about the exemption for electronically transmitted software (including ebooks and other media downloads).


That seems like it would require a different change to the law, since this is clearly a specific exemption (that benefits Apple for one, who is based here, and who I imagine would not be silent on this issue if the change *were* to affect them), whereas the Amazon loophole had to do with sales of products that would have otherwise been taxed if Amazon ever set foot in the state, and which customers should have volunteered taxes for but of course never did.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I think that Lindsey’s quote from the CA government website makes a pretty strong case that DAZ should not be collecting sales tax for California.


Unless there is some other aspect to the law we aren’t seeing that DAZ knows about, but the new legislation for online retailers for CA that goes into effect this fall seems AFAIK aimed at sales that would have been taxed otherwise, and this seems like a solid exemption for software downloads.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 02:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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How funny..

Michelle Steel, who serves on the California State Board of Equalization, is against any taxation of downloadable non-tangible digital content.
 
  http://www.boe.ca.gov/news/pdf/itax07.pdf

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Posted: 25 May 2012 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Merged two threads on this subject.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Why is the system adding sales tax to purchases? For digital downloads in my state, CA there is no sales tax.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Merged another sales tax thread…

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