Reverb to start taxing buyers in multiple states

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  1. bigfoamfinger

    bigfoamfinger Supporting Member

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    Received this email from Reverb. Looks like it applies to both dealers and independent sellers, so buyers will be taxed new/used no matter what. Bummer

    "Reverb will soon collect sales tax from buyers in all Marketplace Facilitator states. When you sell to Marketplace Facilitator states, Reverb is responsible for collecting and remitting sales taxes on your behalf. No action is required on your part. Reverb will start collecting sales tax from buyers in Marketplace Facilitator states on the following dates:"

    Washington Live
    Minnesota Live
    Pennsylvania 7/17/2019
    New Jersey 7/17/2019
    Arizona 7/17/2019
    South Carolina 7/17/2019
    Connecticut 7/17/2019
    Alabama 7/17/2019
    Oklahoma 7/17/2019
    Iowa 7/17/2019
    Washington DC 7/17/2019
    South Dakota 7/17/2019
    Wyoming 7/17/2019

    https://reverb.com/news/what-reverb...ketplace+Facilitator+Reminder+(Large+Sellers)
     
  2. Jabby92

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    Not surprised. I don't live in the US but any time governments change tax policies/rules, they will go somewhere to 'pay the bills'. In Canada they recently passed an 'online digital tax' which taxes certain digital/non-physical goods.
     
  3. bigfoamfinger

    bigfoamfinger Supporting Member

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    Typical government greed. Buy your big ticket pieces now, before you have to factor another couple hundred $ into your budget.

    For context so I don't trigger anyone, I'm referring to USED gear.

    New gear tax: was always coming, no surprise there
     
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    Ebay hit me twice about 2 weeks ago, first time.
    Next transaction...no tax.
     
  5. Bossanova

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    Damn! Looks like I need to move outta DC and into MD, haha
     
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  6. bigfoamfinger

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    eBay depends on where the seller is located I believe. I was going to buy a Kemper from a dealer in NY on eBay: tax. When I tried a different seller (not a dealer, if that matters?) in a different state: no tax
     
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    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    I can think of worse examples than charging sales tax, but ok.
     
  8. bigfoamfinger

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    I can too, but this is a guitar forum after all
     
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    Glad I got my Standard Goldtop last week.
    Under the wire! :)
     
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  10. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    You’re right! :beer

    Get the government outta my Reverb app!!
     
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    You should probably do some research about what sales tax is actually used for.
     
  12. bigfoamfinger

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    I was wondering how long until we got our first "taxes are good and you should be happy to pay them. They pay for your roads, schools blah blah...." post. Only took 11. TGP never fails
     
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  13. data_null

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    Seems like a bit of research could benefit you as well. Or are you against education too?
     
  14. Benz2112

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    Well being against sales tax would lead someone to that assumption. I guess some people don't realize that we owed the sales tax before, it is just that there is now enforcement to collect it. I wonder if this will lead to more off-site sales.
     
  15. No_Stairway

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    Too late, not only do we have one of the highest taxes (my city is 9% but Seattle is 10.1%) we're already being hit on Reverb

    Really glad I went CL for my latest amp purchase 2 days ago. Not only did I get it below average Reverb price (not counting the blue alinco inside) but I saved shipping and tax, heck I saved $200 in shipping and tax plus got a deal on it.
     
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  16. Bossanova

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    Let it begin! See you all on thread page 18!
     
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  17. scelerat

    scelerat Silver Supporting Member

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    That's it; I'm never buying or selling anything ever again.
     
  18. Jupiter Tarts

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    Tough news for buyers but at least it'll curb my GAS for a long while. The gravy train was nice while it lasted.

    But with two Suhr guitars and two really nice Les Paul's, I dont think I'll really want anything else for awhile and would like to think i can trade for most of anything else I'd want at least. Good time to cool it and just enjoy my gear.
     
  19. MusicalMan

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    Yeah, who do these government guys think they are anyway!
     
  20. chrisjw5

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    Let him go. Bitching about no longer being able to skirt the law is just so TGP.
     
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