Hook 2,546 Posted December 7, 2019 Share Posted December 7, 2019 I'm not any kind of tax expert, but I find nothing in my searches that suggests that individuals are in any way on the hook for sales taxes not collected by the merchant, and there is clearly no enforcement mechanism for that. If anyone has factual information to the contrary, please do lay it out. If anything, F(x) Tech will be in trouble if they are required to pay sales tax, but that's a big if and if anyone can figure out the complicated Nexus laws here, it's beyond my pay grade. lol. So, no, I won't be paying any sales tax, I just hope F(x) Tec aren't making a bigger legal mess for themselves, but it might be that they shouldn't have collected sales tax in the first place. But this, from the end of the Wikipedia page on South Dakota vs Wayfair, shows you just how complicated this gets: Quote In recognition of the fact that state nexus rules may overburden interstate commerce, states have begun implementing thresholds based on factors such as transaction numbers and receipts generated. As of December 2018, 31 different states have standing tax laws requiring taxation of Internet purchases, most following the model of the South Dakota to only collect tax from those vendors with more than 200 shipments into the state or exceeding $100,000 in revenues. Several of these new laws came into effect on January 1, 2019. A year from the decision, nearly all states that collected sales tax had modified their laws to include interstate commerce taxes; however, in many of these states, the updated laws did not include any threshold limits on when such taxes can be collected. Small to medium businesses may find the cost of auditing their sales for each state to far outweigh the amount of tax actually owed and forgo the process; and similarly, states looking to collect these taxes may find the cost of prosecuting against the smaller business to outweigh the benefit. It is expected that a raft of lawsuits related to these new tax laws from South Dakota will occur from 2019 through 2023 Trying to even research this stuff makes my head hurt. 🙄 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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