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I have a new monkey wrench to throw into this discussion, which I started some time ago.
I have just had another sale on Ebay in the amount of $94.81, i added shipping of $15.80 which is a total of $110.61. Ebay is collecting sale tax for Georgia which is 7% = $7.74. However when I try to send an invoice to my customer for the payment, Ebay is charging $17.21 in sales tax listed on the invoice. So now, not only do we pay the fee for collecting sales tax, now we put customers through being charged more than 2 times the sales tax due to be collected? I contacted the help department, which is outsourced to the Philippines and they told me to have the customer contact them and supply a sales tax exemption form to them so they can give them credit.. WTF, no way to get Ebay to correct this in the Philippines and no way for them to send my call to the USA to get resolved? Now illegally charging an amount over the state sales tax of 7% and collecting that. Who's pocket is that going to fill???
Please do all you can to stop this unfair practice and injustice and post it. This is unfair to the sellers as ebay profits hugely pennies at a time.
This is definitely BS and hope to eventually receive my paperwork in the mail for the class action suit. I'll be happy to get refunded some fees. I just checked my fees on the ebay side and at least ebay isn't charging a 10% fee on the tax they collect on our behalf! Was worried we were getting scammed from both ends.