noesporin


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Why is Woot charging tax for the shirts? I thought three was no tax for shirts O-o... Did i miss something? Can anyone help fill me in :D

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noesporin wrote:Why is Woot charging tax for the shirts? I thought three was no tax for shirts O-o... Did i miss something? Can anyone help fill me in :D



Effective September 15, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in California.




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noesporin


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ThunderThighs wrote:Effective September 15, 2012, Woot, Inc. was required to begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to destinations in California.



Ahh, thank you!

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noesporin wrote:Ahh, thank you!



noesporin wrote:Ahh, thank you! and you are not even in CA, Ahh

DJFonzi


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and you tax the shipping as well?

inkycatz


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As noted in the sale, this is being investigated, however if you ever feel you've been overcharged and such in error, please open a support request with support@woot.com so they can help you out.

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RWoodward


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DJFonzi wrote:and you tax the shipping as well?



Yeah, I want my 45 cents back!

kevin0425


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RWoodward wrote:Yeah, I want my 45 cents back!



I just noticed the same thing. I was being charged 7.75% tax on an order plus shipping, costing me $0.38 more than it should.

Woot: This is serious, you could be opening yourselves (or your parent company) to a significant lawsuit for overcharging people on tax if you don't rectify/explain this.

Update: From the California Franchise Tax Board website:
"Be sure that your invoices and receipts use specific terms to describe delivery-related charges. If you are charging for shipping, which may not be taxable, use terms such as shipping, delivery, freight, or postage. If you are
charging for handling, which is taxable, be sure to use that term on your invoice."

But on the same publication:

Delivery-related charge is taxable when (for taxable sales only):
You do not keep records that show the actual cost of the delivery.
Note: Many businesses charge standard amounts for shipping and do not track the cost of individual deliveries.

Source: http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub100.pdf

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kevin0425 wrote:I just noticed the same thing. I was being charged 7.75% tax on an order plus shipping, costing me $0.38 more than it should.

Woot: This is serious, you could be opening yourselves (or your parent company) to a significant lawsuit for overcharging people on tax if you don't rectify this immediately.



i've been told that taxability varies depending on retailers & rules. i also learned that, because of the complexity of this subject, the proper regulators (California State Board of Equalization) were consulted as part of our taxation determination process. so it might be hasty to assume it's incorrect.


however! tax issues are often in flux, and if i were you, i would email support@woot.com with your specific order details to be absolutely certain that we're not boffing it up. because you are right; it is srs bidness.


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