eBay is advising international sellers that sales to states in the US that have marketplace facilitator sales tax laws will have the tax added to them. The company is also clarifying how this will appear in the Seller Hub to avoid confusion for sellers.
In a note to UK sellers, eBay UK said:
“As of 1 October, there will be some new Internet Sales Tax changes in the United States that could impact your cross border trade business. From the beginning of October, 34 states will now require the collection of Internet Sales Tax. As the impact of this tax law becomes more apparent, PayPal and eBay are making changes that will make Internet Sales Tax collection less complex for buyers and for you.”
eBay is simplifying the terminology for international sellers by calling the tax an “Internet Sales Tax,” which technically is not true.
The company is also not explaining to international sellers that the tax amount could be different from state to state, or even between different cities or communities (taxing jurisdictions) within the same state.
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by richard meldner
october 21, 2019