Charging sales tax!
I have contacted HSN customer service numerous times that they are the only online ordering company that charges sales tax on clothing and shoes. It is against the law to charge sales tax on clothing and shoes. This is just a meager attempt at bilking more money out of consumers. I had an order for a Guliana Rancik top when I notice the charge. Customer service refused to remove it so I cancelled the order. Have not checked to see if HSN charges sales tax on food products also. Im sure they do! Consumers beware! Take a stand against this illegal practice. I will not buy from HSN again until they rectify the problem!
Just be prepare everyone, not only taxes will be showing, since merge with QVC we will see slowly prices increase, poor quality stuff for outrageous prices, and more! And soon maybe everyone will buy from Amazon!
As I understand, general use clothing is taxable in most states. If HSN or the parent company has a warehouse or business presence in a state and clothing is taxable in that state, then they should charge tax for taxable items going to that state.
“…Most states consider “general use” clothing taxable, although several of those states exempt certain categories of items.
For example, some exemptions include providing clothing to the needy (California, Idaho and Tennessee), protective clothing and gear (Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia) and apparel used in motion pictures (Mississippi). In Connecticut, meanwhile, apparel priced under $50 is exempt, while apparel that costs $1,000 is subject to a luxury tax.
States where clothing is not taxed (with exceptions)
States that do not consider clothing sales taxable include Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon (which do not have sales taxes at all).
Other states that exempt clothing from sales taxes (with exceptions from the exemption) include Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Again, exceptions and special rules abound. For example, some states only exempt clothing from sales taxes up to a certain dollar amount, including Massachusetts ($175), New York ($110) and Rhode Island ($250)…”
Krissy is correct. I am also from New Jersey and when I purchase shoes and clothes on HSN it shows sales tax until you complete the order. Then you will see the sales tax has been taken off. So go buy your top and enjoy!
I am really sorry to hear of the concern that seeing tax on an order you were getting ready to place caused @sport888. While you are correct that NJ does not impose tax on footwear and clothing, the sales tax amount displayed online is an estimate. The actual sales tax will be calculated when your order is completed and displayed on your order summary and packing slip. So once you complete your order, your tax field will be empty.
I appreciate you sharing your concern with us and if after completing an order, you see sales tax, please let me know via the
Customer Service forum and I’ll be more than happy to look into it further for you.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
11.03.17 10:39 PM