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Anyone else get charged sales tax from Anton Bauer for Shipped Purchases?

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#1 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

Hi folks.

Anyone else get charged Sales Tax when purchasing Batts from Anton Bauer?


They don't have a physical address in Florida according to them, but they tell me "Sales tax is applied as FL is a state that charges tax."



 BHPhoto doesn't, Adorama doesn't.

When I sold Film cameras and Lenses I couldn't charge it if the stuff was being shipped out.

 Have the laws changed?

Who in the Gov. are they sending my sales tax to?



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#2 Scott Monk

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Sales Tax is charged only when the destination of the shipped goods is in the same state from which the seller has shipped.

Florida DOES have a "Use Tax", however, which is very unusual.


Here is what their Tax Sales and Use Guide says: "Use tax is due on purchases made out of state when the item is brought into Florida for use or storage in Florida within six months of the purchase date. Use tax is applied in the same manner as sales tax. The use tax rate and sales tax rate are the same in each county."


Collected Sales Tax receipts are paid to the state taxing entity on a periodic basis. 




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#3 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:31 AM

Thanks Scott,

 I have run a sales business in Florida before and yes, Paid my sales Tax receipts monthly actually when I ran that business. I asked them to let me know where that sales tax is going to be paid. When it's in writing whether it's CT where they are shipping from or Fl, I will then know for future reference, for me and others.

If they have a physical business address in FL, or any other destination state, they would also charge sales tax. Like Sony and other companies we all deal with do, but this one is new to me with AB/Vitec. Thanks again for the response.



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