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Newegg's Lovely Surprise for their Connecticut Customers

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Live in Connecticut? Bought anything from Newegg in the past four years?

Congratulations! You can look forward to a nastygram from the Department of Revenue Services, along with a bill for Sales & Use Tax for all of your Newegg purchases going back to 2014.

Plus interest and penalties, of course.

That's not a worst-case scenario. They may very well use this information as a starting point…after all, if you bought from Newegg, you probably made other online purchases, too…so the sky's the limit. They might decide to audit you and demand you bring your credit card statements.

Thanks, Newegg!
Created 02-23-2018 at 02:21 PM by CtCarl
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Why didn't you care about it sooner?
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Why didn't you care about it sooner?
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You mean, six days ago? Because I just got the notice today. Never been in the Lounge.
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Not Newegg's fault, thank your lawmakers.
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Not Newegg's fault, thank your lawmakers.
Newegg voluntarily supplied that information without a warrant, subpoena, court order or other legally forceful measures. Newegg betrayed their customers pretty much.

Guess I won't be ordering from Newegg anymore from this day on.
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Just got this in the e-mail to. Under $300. Wonder if CT is going after people with lower amounts? The letters I've seen are all over 2k.

I'm guessing eBay and Amazon will be next. A lot of things on eBay don't get taxed and not all products on Amazon get taxed if fulfilled by Amazon and sold by a third party.

At this point I rather not buy anything that doesn't have CT sales tax just of the fear of getting a threatening letter in the mail and making me sign stuff.

Edit: Almost all of my purchases was for digital gift cards as well, and by CT law are 1% vs the general 6.35%
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Just got this in the e-mail to. Under $300. Wonder if CT is going after people with lower amounts? The letters I've seen are all over 2k.

I'm guessing eBay and Amazon will be next. A lot of things on eBay don't get taxed and not all products on Amazon get taxed if fulfilled by Amazon and sold by a third party.

At this point I rather not buy anything that doesn't have CT sales tax just of the fear of getting a threatening letter in the mail and making me sign stuff.

Edit: Almost all of my purchases was for digital gift cards as well, and by CT law are 1% vs the general 6.35%
Just got my letter. $1400 spent from '14-'16. Pay by 3/15 and penalty waved.
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Just got my letter. $1400 spent from '14-'16. Pay by 3/15 and penalty waved.
Interesting because they said only going after $1,500 or up in this article. Guess they are lowering that threshold already.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/3760831...x-surprise
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Interesting because they said only going after $1,500 or up in this article. Guess they are lowering that threshold already.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/3760831...x-surprise
That article also says 6-8 months to pay without penalty. My letter (which showed up yesterday) gives me a deadline of 3/15/2018.. which is only 11 days from now.

So, obviously that article is not 100% accurate.
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Newegg voluntarily supplied that information without a warrant, subpoena, court order or other legally forceful measures. Newegg betrayed their customers pretty much.

Guess I won't be ordering from Newegg anymore from this day on.
Newegg also had a choice, either give up customer information or start collecting sales tax. They choose to screw their customers and give up their information.
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Newegg also had a choice, either give up customer information or start collecting sales tax. They choose to screw their customers and give up their information.
Yup, I'm never buying anything from Newegg ever again. I'll pay a little more from other companies that won't betray their customers.
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Not Newegg's fault, thank your lawmakers.
Newegg's email is misleading, no new laws were passed that required Newegg to give this information over. They volunteered this info without so much as a subpoena.
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Just thought you guys should know. I did not get the 2nd email that newegg was sending. Regarding them giving you or helping you get a refund, or if you didn't pay yet what to do. It seems that they are refunding people who got notices after March 19th, but not people who got their notices before that, I figured that based on what some guy at the DRS told me over the phone when I called the number on the bill. He was shady about it. I did call newegg and they told me to reply to the email and she said she cannot give info in regards to this over the phone... VERY SHADY! I did an online chat, and the guy said he talked to his GM and would get someone to contact me by email. I spent over $8k on newegg, so this bill is not spare change... I wasn't even a resident of CT yet in 2016, had stuff sent there while I was moving... The DRS guy says that because it was shipped there, that makes you a resident, right.........
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This is what the 2nd email says that newegg sent SOME people, but not all...

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Our Valued Connecticut Customers:

When House Bill No. 7312 was enacted, we determined the most efficient path to compliance was to provide aggregate past sales data to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. And while this satisfied our legal obligation to the state of Connecticut, we realize now it wasn't the best way to do right by our customers.

We know we can't undo our actions, but we've been working behind the scenes to find a better solution that fulfills Connecticut state tax obligations and also better protects the interests of our customers. To that end, we're pleased to announce that we believe Connecticut - as of March 19, 2018 - will no longer pursue collection of sales taxes (including penalties and interest) from Newegg's Connecticut customers relating to purchases made at Newegg during 2014-2016.

If you provide us a notice from Connecticut dated on or after March 19, 2018 relating to sales tax on purchases made at Newegg.com during 2014-2016, and if you have paid the taxes applicable to that notice, please reply directly to this email and we will help you seek a refund of the taxes paid. If you received a notice dated prior to March 19 and have yet to pay the taxes, we recommend that you talk to us before paying the tax.

We know many of you are upset with how this situation has been handled. We hope the actions outlined in this letter demonstrate Newegg's commitment to listen and respond to our valued customers.

Thank you,


Newegg
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