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I have an ebay and etsy store. Should I be charging sales

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I have an ebay and etsy store. Should I be charging sales tax on my items?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Tax
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 year ago
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Hello

Sales tax is regulated by state law. Each state has different laws about when and who should collect and remit sales tax.

You must have some physical connection to a state to be required to collect sales taxes there. Your post does not mention the specific state where you are, but if you tell me I can look into that state's laws.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm sorry. I am located in California. However, I sell domestic and international.
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 year ago

The fact that you are in California is the relative point. Because you are in California their sales tax laws apply because the sale is happening in CA.

FTB has already addressed this

https://www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/pub177/

If, through Internet auction houses you list your merchandise to sell, seek bids, accept a bid from the highest bidder, and transfer the merchandise to the purchaser, you are generally considered the retailer in your transactions.

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 1 year ago

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