Why HSN charging sales tax for tracfone phones when purchased in Oregon ?
Oregon does not have sales tax and I never paid sales tax at any web site including at HSN. HSN said it is for tracfone minutes. But I never had that before too.
From a Google search it looks like Oregon levies a 75 cent charge per transaction on minutes on prepaid cellphones to cover the 911 service that is normally part of the charges on contract phones It started in 2014. If you’ve bought minutes from HSN before without being charged and the above just happened today, it may be that there was some sort of change that affects internet sales as of 6/1.
You might try posting this in the Customer Service forum. The mods can look at your account and give you more information.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
06.01.17 5:30 AM