Taxes on online knife purchase

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby SLOSpyder » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:39 pm

swigert wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:14 am
You got it. Online retailers can collect tax now.
Not “can”. They have to by law. The government hasn’t seen someone else’s dollar they don’t like.

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Cambertree » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:07 am

standy99 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Was to a mate. Who shipped it to me

Leatherman LE was $95 US at Knifecenter ( Leatherman does not allow shipping to Australia )and $279 non LE from Leatherman Australia. So didn’t mind a extra bit of tax ;)

Was the LE black and silver
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Ah, right. Probably a stuff up then. Nice looking Leatherman.

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby captnvegtble » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:41 pm

Philo Beddoe wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Don't mind paying taxes for those purposes but its all the wasteful spending, misplaced priorities, and bad management in the federal and state governments that occurs that I have issues with..this is getting borderline political.

States without a state income tax-

Alaska
Florida
Nevada
South Dakota
Texas
Washington
Wyoming

Alaska is the only state with no sales or income tax.
New Hampshire has no sales or income tax either.

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Wartstein » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:54 am

Mom3ntuM wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:34 am
Norway has 25% vat, we win :(
We have free healthcare though.
I have probably financed a kidneytransplant or two with my hobby. 😂
25 is a lot. We have 20 % on anything you can buy (online or not) here in Austria, as far as I know.
And free healthcare either, except for some high end dentistry (onlay the basic / cheapest treatment is free concerning that)

I don´t know much about taxes, but if they are designed in a way that a foreign online dealer has to pay at least the same amount of taxes in whatever country he sells his stuff to as a local dealer would, I think that´s rather a good thing (though concerning Spyderco: There really IS no local (physical / "brick and mortar" ) store carrying Spyders where I live. (@ Coffetron: Thanks for pointing out in another thread that in Vienna there actually ARE such stores. But that´s a 3.5 hours drive from where I live, I don´t go there too often tbh...))
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:32 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:54 am
(@ Coffetron: Thanks for pointing out in another thread that in Vienna there actually ARE such stores. But that´s a 3.5 hours drive from where I live, I don´t go there too often tbh...))
Sounds like a business opportunity!
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:46 am

I prefer to support local/small businesses where I can, and this helps them compete against the larger online retailers.
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Evil D » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:46 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:46 am
I prefer to support local/small businesses where I can, and this helps them compete against the larger online retailers.


I would also 100%, unfortunately my local guy doesn't stock many Spyderco knives anymore because of MAP prices. He says nobody buys them over BM anymore, which he has several display cases full of.
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:57 am

Yeah, virtually all of the local stores near me either don't stock spyderco or only have a few models.

Still, there's some small online businesses that I go to before the big guys.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros, 4V Shaman, Watu
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Chumango » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:35 pm

captnvegtble wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Philo Beddoe wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Don't mind paying taxes for those purposes but its all the wasteful spending, misplaced priorities, and bad management in the federal and state governments that occurs that I have issues with..this is getting borderline political.

States without a state income tax-

Alaska
Florida
Nevada
South Dakota
Texas
Washington
Wyoming

Alaska is the only state with no sales or income tax.
New Hampshire has no sales or income tax either.
Tennessee has no income tax but there is an onerous sales tax (almost 10%).

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby jtoler_9 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:09 pm

So do these online vendors have to file a tax return in each state they ship to? Or does their home state get all the cheddar? If it’s the home state that gets the tax revenue, then I don’t see use tax going away, since that’s the way my state gets revenue from the deal? I’m confused

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Ankerson » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:30 pm

brainfriction wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Slash wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 am
Didn't the government already collect tax on the materials used to make the knife?
I don't think we should be taxed on any goods from a retailer for stuff that tax was already collected on.
Yeah there's a tax on everything it seems. I'm sure the retailer reports it as income, so they pay taxes on that, then the state wants their cut too.

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Truer words were never spoken!

They would tax the air if they thought they could get away with it...

They already tax everything else...

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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:48 pm

So sayeth the the Beatles! Though I like SRV’s version better.
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Re: Taxes on online knife purchase

Postby prndltech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:30 pm
brainfriction wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Slash wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 am
Didn't the government already collect tax on the materials used to make the knife?
I don't think we should be taxed on any goods from a retailer for stuff that tax was already collected on.
Yeah there's a tax on everything it seems. I'm sure the retailer reports it as income, so they pay taxes on that, then the state wants their cut too.

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Truer words were never spoken!

They would tax the air if they thought they could get away with it...

They already tax everything else...
They can, and they do
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