now charging sales tax?


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I just sold a synth on Reverb and noticed that the buyer was charged sales tax. This certainly makes buying and selling used gear online tougher for all of us. Does Ebay charge tax as well? If not, it seems like it would be better to buy and sell on Ebay rather than Reverb.


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Yes, they now charge sales taxes for some American states. I didn't quite understand their email about it, but the little I understood was that the tax would be charged to the buyer. However, I noticed after that that they were charged to me (the seller) instead.

So my answer is simple: I now double (or triple) the shipping costs to the USA to cover that. It's still better than selling on eBay, because it doesn't affect my sales to the rest of the world. And I mostly sell in Europe anyway, being located there.
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