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Out of state sales tax collection - BH Photo
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Submitted by Hobie on May 6, 2019 - 5:25pm
I just got this email from the online camera retailer B&H Photo out of NY. Seems they are launching something new to skirt charging sales tax to out of state customers.
This will be interesting to follow as the Supreme court law required out of state retailers selling over a certain amount ($250k??) to collect state sales tax.
Game changer for BH as saving sales tax is now probably the main reason people order from them. Charging sales tax is going to result is a huge sales hit for them.
I know Amazon collects sales tax already.
Guessing the only legal way to do this is for them to absorb the tax for customers over certain sales amounts. Much like furniture retailers do or maybe this is their version of paypal so they can make the money on credit card fees.
Here is the email text:
Nobody likes to pay sales tax, but everyone must pay sales tax! B&H, and only B&H, has the solution to the sales tax issue.
Tomorrow, May 7th, B&H will be making a game-changing announcement, and as a loyal customer, I’d like you to be privy to some inside information in advance that will change your shopping experience forever.
Nearly one year ago, the Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must collect sales tax on internet sales. This, of course, included B&H. For 46 years we have been committed to providing unparalleled customer service, and so we began the tedious process of implementing a way to eliminate the impact this ruling would have on our customers.
We are now ready to launch “Payboo”, the solution to the sales-tax challenge. Tune in tomorrow for details on how to become a part of “Payboo”!
I know you have many shopping choices for creative gear and consumer electronics, but with “Payboo”, there will only be one best choice: B&H!
I look forward to a continued great business relationship and remember, at B&H, the customer always comes first. That’s why we’ve created “Payboo” to solve the sales tax impact for you.
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