- Nov 26, 2006
So there is a bag I want to buy on ebay but the seller said it is used and is charging sales tax to my state - CA. That doesn't seem right to me to pay sales tax on a used item. What do you all think??
If you sold the same item, 10 times over in your state, you would have to charge sales tax each and every time! It's not about "double dipping" - it's just state law. Whenever people complain to us about sales tax we tell them that we don't "charge" sales tax, we "collect" it for the state!yes I am in CA and it does not seem to appear that the seller is running a business, they have a personal, not an ebay store acct but who actually knows.......I am just a bit put off by the extra $30 charge for something used. I know you get charged tax on antique or vintage clothes but that's in a retail shop, this is on ebay!!
As an ebay seller, I never charge sales tax on my auctions whether used or new, I paid it already when I bought the item so why should it get double-dipped on, kwim?