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PSA: NewEgg to start collecting tax in Pennsylvania

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Notification of Sales Tax Collection for Customers Shipping to Pennsylvania

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We want to let you know that effective this Friday, December 8th, in order to comply with applicable Pennsylvania law, we will begin collecting sales tax on most orders/sales to Pennsylvania residents.

We would like to lessen the impact of this bite out of your holiday budget, and have created a special promo code for you! This promo code, *********, can only be used on the account associated with the email above and is good for 10% off with a maximum discount of $50.*

Newegg appreciates your business and will continue to be the best place to get all your tech!

If you are a tax-exempt organization, we encourage you to follow the instructions on this form to receive a tax exemption when purchasing from Newegg.

If you have any questions about the information provided in this email, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team through one of the convenient contact methods provided here.

Happy Holidays!

Your Newegg Customer Service Support

*Promo code is non-transferable and may only be redeemed using the Newegg.com account attached to this e-mail address. Offer does not include Pre-Order Items and Gift Cards. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Up to a maximum discount of $50.00 per order. No minimum purchase required. Limit one promo code discount per customer account. Discount is applied before taxes and shipping are calculated. Promo expires at 11:59pm PT on 12/31/2017 or sooner based on fund availability.
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Created 12-07-2017 at 10:32 PM by ManUpOrShutUp
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Lol feel the pain us commiefornians feel
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Does Newegg have a nexus in Pennsylvania, or are the thugs from Harrisburg forcing them into this?
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Does Newegg have a nexus in Pennsylvania, or are the thugs from Harrisburg forcing them into this?
"in order to comply with applicable Pennsylvania law"

... thugs from Harrisburg
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even though i've been buying less from newegg, sucks that another tax-free store is gone.
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Does Newegg have a nexus in Pennsylvania, or are the thugs from Harrisburg forcing them into this?
Unlike Amazon, Newegg has been for over decade refusing to collect tax for states unless they have a presence there. Another retailer I can think of is rakuten (buy.com). I really don't think they'd cave in to PA when state such as NY tried to force newegg to collect tax but failed. Of course with a red state it's hard to say.

99.99% of people don't know that by law you have to record the online purchases that are tax-free and pay uncle Sam the missing sales tax when filing tax returns. But only the fools do that. Several governors actually stated that it's state's responsibility to collect sales tax, not the merchant or the consumers. Supreme Court doesn't seem to want to get involved even though there are many cases that can settle this once and for all.
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Got the same email with 10% discount code. Looks like one time use per account. Oh well, cannot buy as many FAR as I did before.
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fark pa. I hate this state.
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"in order to comply with applicable Pennsylvania law"

... thugs from Harrisburg
Interstate commerce is the sole purview of the United States. Without a nexus in Pennsylvania, no company engaged in interstate commerce has obligation to pay Pennsylvania a GD cent. Yeah, thugs from Harrisburg.
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Unlike Amazon, Newegg has been for over decade refusing to collect tax for states unless they have a presence there.
Which the United States Constitution and Quill v. North Dakota say is the correct position.


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99.99% of people don't know that by law you have to record the online purchases that are tax-free and pay uncle Sam the missing sales tax when filing tax returns. But only the fools do that.
That's correct: fools.

Actually, it's not "Uncle Sam," BTW - just the various state regimes who cannot moderate their addiction to revenue, even when they provide nothing for it (such as in the case of interstate commerce).


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Supreme Court doesn't seem to want to get involved even though there are many cases that can settle this once and for all.
Quill vs. North Dakota remains case law. No physical presence - no nexus - means sales tax not due.
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I got code but don't live in pa??
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This sucks.
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so we are winding down to B&H, adorama, ebay etc if we are doing tax-free online shopping.. Frown
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PA is imposing a reporting requirement which requires remote sellers with more than $10,000 in sales to PA customers to report their sales to the state or collect sales tax from their customers. Newegg is obviously choosing to just collect the tax.

Many other states are implementing reporting requirements like Colorado, Alabama, and Washington. Remote sellers who hit a certain sales threshold will have to report their sales and customer information to those states so the states can check if use tax was paid. If not, expect a bill along with interest and maybe penalties to show up.
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Unlike Amazon, Newegg has been for over decade refusing to collect tax for states unless they have a presence there. Another retailer I can think of is rakuten (buy.com). I really don't think they'd cave in to PA when state such as NY tried to force newegg to collect tax but failed. Of course with a red state it's hard to say.
How do we know they don't have physical presence in PA now?
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