10-02-2006, 02:48 AM #16Originally Posted by MacWannabe
Again, I never said that online retailers are required, obligated or in any other way made to collect sales tax on sales they make. You are correct in that the state governments currently have no way to make online retailers collect tax for the sales they make. MacWannabe, you have quoted me three times saying I was incorrect. You have made that quite clear that online retailers don't have to collect taxes and I have not once contested that fact, therefore I confused as to why anyone would think I was incorrect in what I posted. If you can show that I have contested your remarks about that, then I apologize.
What I have said is that tax is due on sales when the state charges sales tax.
I never said that the online retailers had to pay it, had to collect it or had to report it. It would technically be the buyer's responsibility in that case. Quoting from your article again:Consumers who live in a state that collects sales tax are technically required to pay the tax to the state even when an Internet retailer doesn't collect it
Originally Posted by MacWannabe
If I were to physically go to the state that doesn't charge tax and make the purchase in person, then no, I don't have to pay or report any tax on the item. I do this from time to time when I visit my sister in Delaware, as they have no sales tax there.
So, to recap:
Retailers are not required to collect or charge the sales tax for those states that have sales tax.
In the event that the retailer does not collect the tax, the buyer is technically required to do so himself if he lives in a state that has sales tax.
Taxes are due in a state that has sales tax. Period.
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10-02-2006, 02:57 AM #17MacWannabeGuestOriginally Posted by D3v1L80Y
To the OP - you don't "have" to pay sales tax on an on-line purchase if the retailer doesn't have an office in your state (and sometimes even if they do) so it's probably the best way for you to buy. I hope that helps!
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