Taxes deter my purchases
I was going to but the Today’s Special WP oven but the taxes are so high. $15.85! I don’t recall paying taxes in the past on HSN or I just never noticed them and lately everything I want is highly taxed. This is a real drag.
Alabama was added to the states getting taxes on HSN purchases on 2-1-16. It has affected my decision to purchase or not to on several items already. Evine and Choxi still don’t get taxes so I don’t know what happened. I wonder if HSN put a facility of some kind in AL? A company being located in your state sometimes causes them to collect. The return shipping also increased at the same time. $7.99 is alot to loose and I hate taxes. Between the two (shipping and taxes) it has stopped me from especially clothes. Items start out at a nice price and then you add the $6.21 shipping and then tax and all of a sudden it is $10 or more higher. I have emptied my shopping cart several times. It adds up quickly.
How would you like paying tax not only on the item but on the shipping charges as well. There are a few States out there that tax both. Also in some states, Vitamins are also taxed.
We all have to pay taxes now on most things on the web. I live in TN where there’s no state tax, but I now have to pay them. I loved it when I didn’t. Amazon was my favorite place to shop! I still love it.
It’s the law and has been for some time. You probably just have not noticed them before. I agree that they are a pain and retailers such as HSN have to go to all the trouble and expense of collecting them on behalf of our state governments without any benefit to retailer or compensation for performing this service.
And just a few minutes ago Customer Service told me there is a higher flat shipping fee on anything returned from the $4.95 originally on my invoice to $7.99 which meant I got back $10.plus change when I originally paid $18 plus change.
So from now on if it is not something I KNOW I LOVE I won’t buy it.
Might be a good thing huh?
Correct. If you don’t agree with the high tax in your state, the state congressman are the ones to contact.
If your state has a sales tax HSN does collect the tax for the state . The tax is not a HSN charge, they are only collecting the tax .
If your state has a sales tax , you are required to pay any uncollected tax when you file your state taxes . It is the law . Soo it is easier to pay as you go or you may forget to send the $15.85 when you pay your state tax .
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04.18.16 6:34 AM