eBay and State Taxes

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by wxcoin, Apr 15, 2024.

  1. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect since I was a baby

    Prior to March 22, 2024 the state of Wisconsin taxed coins and bullion. So, when purchasing coins on eBay, state sales tax was added to my invoices. Yesterday I won a coin in an eBay auction and the invoice had Wisconsin sales tax added to the total. Today I contacted eBay about this and they told me to pay the invoice as is and they'd apply a refund to the CC I used for the purchase. They also told me that I wouldn't have been charged state sales tax if the seller properly used the correct category for listing their coins and bullion. Since I never sold anything on eBay I am not familiar with the different categories. Anyhow, I wonder how many of you have run into this issue?
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  3. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I would bet that the seller did nothing wrong and eBay just hasn't updated their software yet to account for the new law.
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  4. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Good eye Rodney
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  5. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I agree. Buyer beware
  6. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect since I was a baby

    I tend to agree that it's an eBay issue.
  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I did think of you when I heard that Wisconsin news
  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I would second this. It will take eBay a while to get things fixed based on the experience I had in Illinois (was around a month before the tax stopped and some categories are still occasionally improperly taxed).

    I have heard people being successful in getting a refund from eBay but you usually have to be persistent and talk to the right people. Depending on how high the amount of the tax is will guide how much effort you want to expand (my biggest one was under $20 so I did not take it up with eBay after the first attempt failed).
  9. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    I'm from WI also and the same thing happened to me yesterday. The seller said it is Ebay that takes out taxes and therefore are the ones to talk to. I sent messages out tonight, let you know what they said. Regards, Sting.
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