I know that if a certain retailer is in your State,you may have to pay sales tax. But if the retailer is not in a state where tax is exempt, how can they charge you sales taxes. Up until now I have not paid taxes at Vera online and now they say sales taxes are due for all 50 states when their retail stores are not located in all 50 States. This does not apply to Vera vendors who sell their products. Dooney, brahmin and Norstrom to name a few adhere to the law regarding this if their store is not in their state. How does Vera Bradley get away with this?
My thought on this is that Vera Bradley has boutiques probably in every state that sell their merchandise. Maybe this is where the tax comes to play.
Just a thought...
I've never been charged sales tax when ordering from Vera Bradley and I live in Oregon.
You need to declare unpaid taxes from out-of-state purchases on your state income tax form.
As of this year, the PA tax form asked how much you spent online that you did not pay tax on and then calculated what you owed. I owed. That includes Amazon and ebay. As of Sep 1st, all online companies that do business with residents of Pennsylvania are required to collect the sales tax.
And they can find out. There were people buying cigarettes from Native Americans online who got hit with big sales tax bills in the last few years. It was all over the papers here. Some people got bills in the thousands.
It's not who you're buying from. It's state regulations. Sorry.