Has Paypal suddenly started charging sales tax?


Is this new, even for interstate purchases, and even between private parties?
Does it apply just to Paypal Invoices?
Has anyone experienced this?
rgs92
@brhatten - Oops.  My bad.  A senior moment.  One of many.
Actually there was no law just passed to collect sales tax for interstate purchases. The law has always been that the consumer is required to pay the sales tax, if any, on goods they purchase from out of state in cases where the vendor does not collect the state sales tax - local bookkeeping services from company Your Books On Time.. A recent SCOTUS decision ruled that it was permissable for states to force out of state vendors to collect sales tax for the state in which the consumer resides. Some states, like North Dakota, have already provided free software to mail-order companies that will calculate, collect and submit sales taxes on purchases made by ND residents. I expect other states to follow. The state sales tax was always applied to out of state purchases, but prior to this ruling, mail order vendors could not be compelled by the states to collect those taxes. That is over. And you can thank Amazon for that one, by the way.





How’s it going in Virginia with this question?






Thanks for the update. This was sure under the radar for me.