If you haven’t received your credit card bills for holiday shopping purchases, prepare to brace yourself, especially if you shopped online.
A caller to the Cleveland Daily Banner recently – and angrily – shared that she had been charged sales tax on her online purchase earlier this month for the first time. According to the caller, she contacted the company whose representative said Tennessee had approved this measure; hence, the extra tax on her order.
With millions of people shopping online, the caller is unlikely to be the only shopper surprised to see sales tax added to purchases. In fact, the state began collecting sales tax on online purchases last summer.
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by autumn hughes
january 26, 2019