Skip to comments.Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax in Virginia (September 1st)
Posted on 09/04/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT by Perdogg
Gov. Bob McDonnell's administration has reached a deal withAmazon.com Inc. for the giant online retailer to start collecting sales taxes in Virginia.
The agreement calls for Amazon to start collecting the taxes of purchases made by Virginians on Sept. 1, 2013.
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If you buy anything from Amazon, the sales tax will be charged and collected now in VA.
just bought a refrigerator via Amazon last month, glad we beat the sales tax on that big ticket item.
If it is a energy star appliance you may be able to deduct the sales tax on your state taxes.
After CA figured out how to presssure Amazon to collect those taxes the rest will follow, CA first, VA second.
That is why Amazon wants that Senate tax enforcement bill passed now, just as Walmarts does,.
This is chance for smaller online sales companies to take advantage that they cant be similarly pressured as easily.
At the time, I wasn’t even thinking of the sales tax savings when we ordered it. my contractor said to check amazon for the best prices on appliances, so we did and that’s why i ordered the refrigerator on there. If we weren’t doing a kitchen remodel with the contractor on site, i don’t know if it would have been practical.
If your state has nothing Amazon in it, you won’t pay the sales tax. At least that is what happened in Texas.
Well no need to buy anything from Amazon now really is there? You know why the state comptrollers want access to this huge cash cow. Expect even more corruption. There will never be enough money when prostitutes are involved.
Theoretically you are supposed to report it anyway :)
Started in Georgia Sept 1st too...
report what? the sales tax? how and to whom? are you an accountant? bc i am a lawyer and i have no idea what you do with it? LOL!
There is a line on your VA tax return to report any out of state or non-taxed purchases so you can calculate the “use” tax you owe to VA.
Because I live so close too Maryland, I do a good bit of shopping there and have been repeatedly informed by FReepers I am required to report all of those purchases.
our accountant does our taxes and she has never asked for that information, so i had no clue.
Coming soon to Florida on account of Gov. Rick Scott’s successful bid to bring their warehousing operations down here. Lovely!
I don’t bother with it, as Maryland’s sales tax is higher than ours.
I tried last year, after many FReepers pointed out that I was being a tax cheat. However, my accountant advised against it since I couldn't show all the records of on line purchases, and was trying to estimate it.
ha! i didn’t realize that this was a hotbutton issue with freepers. if my accountant doesn’t see it as an issue, i won’t be bothered by the sensibilities of freepers : )
I will still buy from Amazon till they collect from my lib state Maryland simply because its easy and a good deal and it serves the purpose I state below.
They might be able to still sell cheaper than competitors that dont collect the tax but avoiding Maryland sales taxes is very important to me. Its a rare chance to stiff the ‘never ending raise taxes’ one party state.
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