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I have been buying Kuiu gear since their start. Placed an order this morning and got charged sales tax for the first time. I also ordered in October with no tax , so I guess it’s a new law or something oh well, I’ll just be a little more selective on my needs and wants in the future.
I also have a no shipping charge that comes when you spend 1000 which adds up fast , the $ 9.95 I save on shipping doesn’t look so great anymore when a $12.95 shipping charge.
Not sure about other states? I’m in Tennessee.
I think there will soon be sales tax charged on all online purchases for all retailers, due to new laws.
Check your new tax laws, Kuiu doesn't control those...
I'm all for lower taxes but it isnt fair that a local shop has to charge it but online retailers dont.
I agree with mn_archer completely. On the other hand, it feels I'm like saying "This seller has to poke me in the eye, so it's only fair that all sellers should poke me in the eye". I'd love to see sales tax collected from online sales, and have it result in a lowered sales tax rate everywhere. Wish in one hand.....
I wish the ONLY taxes we had to pay were consumption taxes. Would be the fairest and simplest system in the world.
Yes as a CPA this will be a normal for all states soon.
If you think it's bad for consumers, think of the sellers ... they have to deal with tax laws in 50 states now, all of which vary slightly and have reporting requirements. That's something a KUIU-sized company can absorb ... but not the small mom-and-pop shop selling online ... it really keeps them out of the market. IMO, this is bad for our country and consumers -- and decreases choices by keeping smaller retailers out of the market.
"Free shipping when you spend $1000"....that's a pair of pants and a t-shirt...lol. When you are blowing a grand on hunting clothes I think you can swing $13 for shipping. They must really think their customers are dense...."buy this new truck and get a FREE coffee cup".
It adds up fast Franklin. They sell solids to and lots of their stuff I can wear when not hunting. You are right about a bunch of money though that's why I said I will watch my spending with them in the future.. I drive an 05 truck and want be buying one of them anytime soon either. Things are changing in the online sales world for sure.
Hey, I got a "free" coffee cup with a truck I bought once! Still have the cup, not the truck;)
I think it applies if they have physical presence in your state.
America, the largest corporate government partnership in the history of mankind.
I ran a small business and had to keep track of two States sales tax for online orders. A state can also have different rates in different districts as well and they change constantly. Some states are monthly, some quarterly based on gross sales.
No way a little business can cope without some automation.
After calling Kuiu today apparently a new law ( Supreme Court) went into effect on the first of November and 24 states were picked up to pay sales tax and Tennessee is one of those, he also said all states will be paying sales tax soon on Kuiu gear.
Oregon doesn't have sales tax.
Glunt ... I may be pessimistic ... but I am pretty sure the idea is to keep small businesses out of business. Big businesses are generally in favor of these laws. One wonders why, since it increases their costs ... but then you see ... it destroys their competition, and protects their market. No wonder the really big businesses are in deep with the politicians.
DeerTick ..John, your spot on. Industry has been lobbying this in key states for the last decade. Follow the money and its leads back to our corporate government partnerships.
Southern Draw is correct. You will be noticing this on most online purchases now.
And I am sure that everyone will be getting their state taxes reduced when the states get this windfall of revenue.
I just bought my wife one of their solid jackets for her birthday and received free shipping but, had to pay taxes on it. I've had to pay taxes on everything I have ever bought from them.
Pretty sure all of you who also live in states where you would have had pay a sales tax at the local store, also are legally liable to pay the same tax on your online purchases if they are not paid by the seller at time of sale.
The only thing that has changed with the "new law" is the requirement for more retailers to CHARGE the tax at the time of purchase. You were liable (even if not likely) to pay it before. If you chose to be a tax evader before, that "new law" is surely bad news, but if you were among the 2% or so who actually kept track of the out-of-state sales taxes you owed and paid them at the end of the year when you were supposed to to stay legal, the change just simplified your bookkeeping.
You guys didn't REALLY think that stuff was "tax-free", now , did you?
You guys can thank the state of SD for suing Amazon and taking it all the way to the Supreme Court for this new ruling.
Lol South Dakota. Are they still a state?