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Hi everyone.
I've heard the SCOTUS ruling re: sales tax, but am lost about what sellers are supposed to do.
Does Artyah collect sales tax as part of the transaction fees? 
I collect tax for my state and pay/file with them, but with the new mandate, are sellers required to apply/file/pay with each of the 50 states? (or does Artyah do that?)
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi everyone.
I've heard the SCOTUS ruling re: sales tax, but am lost about what sellers are supposed to do.
Does Artyah collect sales tax as part of the transaction fees? 
I collect tax for my state and pay/file with them, but with the new mandate, are sellers required to apply/file/pay with each of the 50 states? (or does Artyah do that?)
Any help would be appreciated.
Pat



I posted this at your other question, but here it is again: I think the selling sites will inform the sellers of anything that each may need to do. The collecting and submitting of any taxes will probably be done by site owners.

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Thank you!
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From what I understand ( from Etsy) is that Artyah will collect the sales tax and we do nothing about it.  


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The thing is, who will pay the sales tax? The customer has to pay, which means the tax will have to be taken from us by the websites via a higher % FVF or a bill. It seems to me that when that begins to happen, unless we want to foot the bill for our customers' taxes, we'll have to raise our prices by adding the tax amount. Since the taxes are not the same for each state how will we do that? We don't know who's going to buy what product from where. Seems to me that we'll have to increase our products costs by the highest state tax being charged in order to cover orders from all states.

Does this impression that I have make sense? I can't see the listing sites wanting to eat all of the taxes. The sites will charge us and we'll have to charge the potential customers, through a blanket method.

Does any listing site have software that automatically charges the customer tax according to their state at the time that they pay for the order? If that system exists, then the sellers wouldn't have to increase prices to cover taxes and the website wouldn't have to eat the taxes.

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Thanks, Sandi, it makes sense to  me.
I'm not really selling on Etsy anymore, but know their program figures in and adds sales tax to the final bill of buyers living in my state, (Florida). I, in turn, file and pay the collected tax to the state tax department. Florida sales tax rates vary by county, but Etsy's program doesn't take that into account.  Generally, if  the buyer lives in a county with a higher rate, I eat it and pay the difference to keep things as simple as possible. I can live with a few cents difference, but this new ruling is altogether different, and could get complicated in a hurry.
I have no intention of applying for tax status, filing, and paying in all 50 states, so that may end my selling career.
Because I haven't been following this closely, I don't know if/when this is all going to take effect and how. Does anyone know?
Pat
 

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