The point is, the total amount including the sales tax is not ever meant to be received by the seller, this amount goes to eBay who then remits to whatever tax authority is involved. This amount should not be subject to a fee or as a calculation of a fee as it is a tax and Paypal is processing it on behalf of the tax authority, not the seller. I understand the intricacies of what is being said, however this hurts sellers and will by extension hurts eBay, as with their ever increasing and confusing fees, people are going to soon go elsewhere. They can't be faulted for Governments flexing their tax reach, however as a company that supposedly "cares" about their sellers they do a very poor job of showing it. Btw, just raising your prices to offset the difference isn't actually much of a choice either as the fee is a percentage, as is the tax. So with your price higher so is the tax and the fees to match, not to mention these extra few bucks added to the price could be the deal breaker in a sale.
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