- Jan 21, 2018
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- Greensburg, PA
On recent orders I noticed you are charging sales tax. Is this now for all states, or is it just for a few more states than before?
In general, the tax is determined by the destination - no different than if you are a resident of PA and travel to CA and buy something.I feel bad for the business that have to sort and keep track of everything. Also what state gets the tax if I order form PA, but send it as a gift to my cousin in CA. I don't mind having to pay tax but if I owned a business I would have fought the unreasonable burden they have placed upon them.
Where in Ontario you from?It's amazing these laws took so long to come into play. It's been at least 10 years since Canada starting charging sales tax on online orders placed out of province. Of course there are a lot less provinces then states but online shopping is much more common in the US. In the past I loved that BRS charged Canadian taxes / brokerage fees so the packages would come straight to our doors without any added fees. Nowadays though I live very close to the border so I just have my orders sent to MI. Just placed a small order for $46 and the sales tax was only $2.76 - not really much to complain about...