I have no idea who accepted your response as a solution, but it was NOT me. You obviously have no grasp about this situation. For any company to charge a FEE for a FEE is ridiculous. Like a few years back for people with credit cards, when you went over your limit because the credit company charged a membership fee during a billing cycle and then charged you a fee for going over your limit.....They don't do that any longer as a result of all the law suits and class actions. Paypal can not charge a fee for a sales tax collected by EBAY and passed on to them to make it easy for Ebay to recover that same fee and pass it on to the state it was collected for. You need to get a clue about what is happening here. I just had another sale on ebay today and the sales tax alone was $6.71 and the fee paypal got for the sales tax on my sale was $.30.... if the holidays this year are going to be the same as last, I expect in the end this cost of business will run me a few hundred dollars which will put even a bigger dent into any profit I might be able to make on Ebay.
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I am really curious to know if I am the only seller who has caught on to this scam by Paypal. I have examined the last few sales I have had on Ebay. Ebay has charged the buyer for Sales Tax on the sale. Then that GROSS amount which includes the Item, Shipping, SALES TAX is collected by Paypal. Then Ebay pulls the shipping cost from my Paypal Account and and Paypal takes their fee from the rest of the payment (Including the SALES TAX). So for those last few sales I noticed a differnce of .03 - .04 more in Paypal FEES dues to the sales tax collected by Ebay. Why do I have to pay additional Paypal FEEs for Ebay to collect a sales tax which is not required for them to do directly (except for CA). I am not making any profit on the sales tax. The Sales Tax is a FEE for certain states being collected by Ebay, not by the sellers.
I have spoken to customer service at both Ebay and Paypal. I was told it was not them it was the other. So the merry go round is spinning and nobody it taking responsibility. So, I issued a complaint on Consumer Affairs, the NY State AG, and next to the BBB.
The Ebay policy on Sales Tax states:
"Once ebay starts to collect sales tax in the required states, no action is required on your part, and there will be no charges or fees for eBay automatically calculating, collecting, and remitting sales tax."
Obviously they don't follow their own policies.
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I am having the same problem and I imagine all the Ebay sellers are. Last night I had a sale on Ebay for: Item: $9.00 Shipping: @$6.91 Sale Tax (Ebay Collected): $.92 Total: $16.83 Then on Paypal: Payment details Purchase Total $9.00 USD Sales Tax $0.92 USD Shipping Amount $6.91 USD Handling Amount $0.00 USD Insurance Amount $0.00 USD Gross Amount $16.83 USD PayPal Fee -$0.79 USD Tax collected by eBay -$0.92 Net Amount $15.12 Paypal charged me an additional >$.02668 on this transaction due to the California sales tax Ebay charge to my final value fee. It is not my responsibility to pay a fee amount on another fee (CA sales tax). All Paypal needs to do is change the method in their software to remove the sales tax from the gross amount before calculating thier PAYPAL FEE. This could be a much large problem than is visible since I am not the only seller having this problem.
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I've about had it with the international sales and delivery problems from an Ebay sale. I sold a few items to someone in Sri Lanka Jan 19, 2019 and they still have not received them. They opened a dispute on Ebay Feb 20, 2019. I provided the information (tracking number, updates from the Sri Lankan Customs, etc.) Ebay ruled in my favor. Dispute closed. Same customer waited and opened a dispute with Paypal a few days ago. They escalated the dispute to be resolved by Paypal. I submitted the same information to Paypal that I provided Ebay plus the Missing Mail Item case number that I had opened with the USPS on March 4, 2019. I also called Paypal directly and explained the entire fiasco to them on the phone. I was told by the agent I spoke with that they would probably rule in the buyer's favor since they did not receive the items. How can I be held responsible for items that I shipped within 24 hours and provided tracking information from the USPS. The USPS has acknowledged receipt and shipping it out of their International Facility in Jamaica, NY. I did my part. The customer can't file a postal claim since the items were shipped the cheapest way, per their request. I even made email contact with the Sri Lanka customs office to see if they could provide any tracking or delivery information. So this looks like the Seller gets the short end of the deal again (Always from what I have found in my research). I am not responsible for the Post Office, the Customs Office, etc. I highly recommend that if you ship internationally then you must ship at least Priority so it gets tracks or you risk getting the short end (the end with the goooo all over it).
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