The sales tax is a tax imposed on the seller of a good. It’s usually calculated as a percentage of the sale price, and it varies from state to state. In some states, like California, you’ll find that even if your business isn’t located within the state boundaries, you still have to pay their sales tax!
This article will discuss who pays the sales taxes in different scenarios so that you can avoid paying unnecessary fees.
Sales Tax Scenarios: When you purchase something from a company that doesn’t have an office in your state, they may not charge sales tax. If it’s shipped to your house, then the shipping charges will cover the cost of any taxes and fees. However, if you’re purchasing for pickup at their store location or through a third-party site like Amazon Marketplace, then those transactions are taxable even though there is no physical transaction taking place in your area!
If someone lives outside of California but purchases anything inside the state boundaries online (i.e., on eBay), they’ll be charged CA sales tax because they are located within California borders according to Amazon’s Terms and Conditions which states “The following applies only to items sold directly by…