questionsdoes woot charge sales tax?

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Depends on where you live. I know they charge tax in Texas, not sure what other states...

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Yes, if you live in TX but I understand you can use the code TAXSUCKS and that removes the tax. I never tried that myself since I live in FL so don't blame me if it doesn't work.

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it does for orders shipping to NY

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@cengland0: There was an article in the paper yet once again about collecting sales tax on internet sales where the seller does not have a physical presence here. However, according to what I read and I vaguely recall reading this before: if you purchase something for USE in Florida, you are supposed to report it yourself and pay the tax. It would be a use tax IMO based on sales tax rate, which in my county in FL is 7%. I guess I knew that at one time. It is just a matter of time I guess before internet sales are taxed here.

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On the woot sites, if your order is charged salestax (ie. if woot or Amazon has a business presence in the state to which your order is delivered), you can use the TAXSUCKS code on orders totalling $40.01 or more to get $5 off the pre-tax total (for me, this is a $5.44 discount).

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@klozitshoper: You're right about the "use" tax in Florida. I believe many other states do the same thing.

I have my retail license for selling in Florida so I'm authorized to collect sales tax for the state. I am very familiar with all the sales tax laws. For those that are curious, here's the form to file your use tax if you didn't pay your tax on an internet purchase:

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/sales_tax.html

What sellers forget is that I might be buying a product to resale it. For those instances, I'm not supposed to pay taxes and most sites do not allow me to give them my tax exempt number.

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@cengland0: Thx for posting that. I live in Texas, and I will be using that code next time I order.

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@cengland0: I would have assumed that you would be able to have a license that specifies you are purchasing for resale. Ah, but this state does not always conform to what one would think is logical. Do you sell online or do you have a brick and mortar store? Thanks for the form on reporting my internet purchases that I use!!!:) I still think we will see a law passed where tax will be collected and remitted to Florida in the not-too-distant future.

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@klozitshoper: I actually haven't used my tax collecting abilities. I'm still looking for a good quality product that is high in demand that I can resell.

I tried to get involved with some computer items but it seemed my wholesale costs (from a wholesale distributor) was still higher than places like newegg.com. Why would anyone buy from me at a higher price if they can get it from newegg for less?

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We have a working presence in NY, WA and TX so we charge tax to orders shipping to any of those states. Laws, man. This may change in the future since there are a lot of pushes from various state governments to collect taxes on internet sales.

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So does that mean if local laws gets pushed in favor, woot will refund the taxes we forked out? :)

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first time I've seen this, last night: 9/12/13. I'm in New York. Hugely disappointed, less enthusiastic about Woot now: HATE it when price listed is a percent of what you actually pay.