Massachusetts sales tax has now been added @ checkout
I just noticed when I order a necklace Massachusetts sales tax is now being added.
You had to keep track of it yourself before? Wow, that sounded like a lot of work!
This is Eye and Mind opening. It makes me feel like I am living under a rock! Thank You for ALL your research and postings….. Wow.
I used to enjoy shopping in Ma. for clothing. However several years ago they added a tax on clothing over a $100 and something. On the Internet Tax for Ma., I googled it and found that there are some court related cases coming down the pike and because of that the Internet Tax became non existent two days ago. I think, if I read, the article correctly, it has something to do with the amount of $$ one makes on 100 sales within that State. That could be the issue in that they used to tax a catalog vendor if they had a presence in Ma.. If what I read is correct, then Ma. did away with the internet tax pending court hearings and decisions. You all should look at this. I know the Internet Tax is inevitable but it depends upon the issues being discussed and legislated for all.
HSN is collecting it on items that have ALWAYS been exempt from sales tax, including clothing under a certain price. Is this an error, or have the tax-crazed hyenas of Bacon Hill done away with the exemptions for on-line purchases?
Assachusetts recently added certain local taxes on meals and hotel rooms, as well as increasing the sales tax by 25%. I guess that was not enough, and they needed more $$$ from the struggling middle class.
Hmm. Ma. may get a reprieve from the Internet Tax due to legalities. Not sure if this will affect HSN, but is something you all should look into.
I surmise this started July 1st. In Ct. we are taxed on the shipping as well. By the way, what is the Ma. tax on clothing?
agreed it will save my accountant a lot of less headache!
That is great . When filing your taxes you will not need to pay it then .
HSN is collecting the state sales tax for Massachusetts . Sure , beats having to keep up with it yourself .
It is extra work for HSN , they does not make any payment for collecting it for any state .
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07.14.17 2:10 AM