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Amazon Botches Sales Tax, Overcharges NJ

SpaceWiz S&H is taxable in NJ (179 comments)

It's because S&H is taxable in NJ.

From http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/emailfaqs.shtml

Are shipping and handling subject to sales tax?
Effective October 1, 2005, the law provides for a new definition of "delivery charges." For transactions occurring on or after October 1, 2005, handling charges are included within the definition of delivery charges, and are therefore exempt from tax whether or not they are separately stated to the purchaser.

Prior to October 1, 2005, a separately stated charge for the transportation (shipping) of tangible personal property from the vendor to the customer was not subject to New Jersey sales tax. Depending on the circumstances, a separately stated “handling” charge could be considered part of the taxable receipt (amount on which sales tax is due) because it occurs prior to actual shipment. However, when “shipping and handling” charges were billed together, both amounts were considered exempt transportation charges for New Jersey sales tax purposes.

As of October 1, 2006, the exemption for delivery charges imposed by the seller is repealed for taxable goods and services. For deliveries on and after October 1, 2006, if a shipment includes both taxable and exempt property, the seller should allocate the delivery charge based on either the total sales price or the total weight, and collect tax on the portion of the delivery charge allocated to the taxable goods. In such mixed transactions, if the seller does not allocate the delivery charge, the entire delivery charge is taxable.

about a year ago

GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings

SpaceWiz Some people... (621 comments)

Some people still think that video games are only for kids, regardless of the content of the game. Getting past this idea would help a lot.

about a year ago

Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

SpaceWiz Re:Public option (2416 comments)

It took a lot of political capital to even get this passed. The public option was removed to make it passable.

more than 2 years ago

StatCounter Blasts Microsoft's Claim About IE Still Being the Number 1 Browser

SpaceWiz Re:OK, so you're both full of it (160 comments)

Considering WordPress.com alone has over 800 million views a week, stats available here. You've got a serious sampling problem. Your website is a niche which skews toward IE use.

more than 2 years ago

Options For Good (Not Expensive) Office Backbone For a Small Startup

SpaceWiz Have you looked at... (204 comments)

If you meet the requirements, why don't you do BizSpark?

Pretty sure Google Apps for Business also meets your requirements, but it's around $50 per year per user.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 12 Released — Introduces Silent, Chrome-like Updater

SpaceWiz Re:User control (411 comments)

As long as I can opt-out of the silent updates, I see no problem with this. The quicker we can get users to update, the better. Developers, on the other hand, need stability and control.

So your end users are running a version or three ahead of you? Typically the developers are ahead of the end users not the other way around...

more than 2 years ago

Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

SpaceWiz Re:Vaccine Safety. (1007 comments)

Thiomersal hasn't been included in vaccines since 1999. And Thiomersal isn't even mercury like Amalgam fillings were mercury. Still plenty of ignorance out there...

more than 2 years ago


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