Found Out You Can Get Around Paying Sales Tax on Reverb

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  1. PuriPuriPrisoner

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    I don't know if this is a known thing but it turns out you don't pay sales taxes on used stuff if you buy through a person's reverbsites page. You can make a reverbsites page by just making a few clicks in the reverb apps page. I'm 99% sure it doesn't affect the amount the seller loses in a transaction through fees. So next time you plan on buying a $2.5K guitar the normal route (like I just did yesterday :'|), try to convince the seller to quickly set up a reverbsites page so you can save on that 8% tax (or however much it is where you're at).
     

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    It just changes how taxes should be collected. It doesn't disappear, the onus is just on the seller to follow through with proper protocol based on their location.

    The "should" being the operative word. It's definitely a loophole for now, especially at small volume, but anyone who does a bunch of selling could open themselves up to tax liabilities if caught.
     
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    I cant imagine asking a seller to set up a web site so I could avoid paying sales tax.
     
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    Hey, you do you papi. I’ll do what I have to to save a couple hundred bucks. Besides, it’s only like two clicks on Reverb to set up a reverbsites page.
     
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    If you can't afford tax, you need to get out of the game. I would have told you to pound sand, papi.
     
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    I just don't see why I should pay sales tax on used shit. Taxes were already paid when the item was first purchased, so I don't like having to pay taxes again, especially if you're buying from a private seller and not a retail store.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Miyagi-Fang Karate

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    Because you aren't being charged a sales tax - it is a tax on the transaction. Regardless of how you feel about taxes, you have lost the plot if you think someone is going to dodge the IRS for you. Ever been audited? Sure as hell not going through that for a random hero on the internet.
     
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    Ok. My bad. I'm just a retard and have no idea how taxes work. Please ignore me.
     
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    we will
     
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    All cash no tax no tracks!
     
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    while i understand where you are coming from, one should never suggest how to illegally avoid paying taxes that should be paid. If you bought a used axe in a store, you would be taxed. If you bought a new axe in a store, you would be taxed. While Im not a fan of taxes, I understand their purpose and respect it.
     
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    Wait, this is not a sales tax? It’s a transaction tax? Is that an internet only thing, or are we technically supposed to pay taxes and garages sales and stuff? I thought it was a sales tax, so I don’t know.
     
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    Technically I believe it's a sales tax, and you'd be supposed to pay it, even for cash transactions, even on used items. Like, for instance, you have to pay sales tax on a used car in most states.

    Same here except knowledge and enforcement is not super high. And internet exploited that at first. But since a recent supreme court decision they're really cracking down hard on all online sales. eBay, Reverb, everywhere...
     
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    I don't know why everyone is pounding on the op.
    Lot's of sellers are doing this now.

    Right or wrong.

    Because, higher actual transaction prices impact the platform as a whole. Etsy has been doing this for a long time. This loophole didn't get accidentally left in.
     
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    Don't worry, I can take a pounding.
     
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    Off topic.. but I cannot take anyone who still chooses to use the word “retard” seriously. There’s many other words to describe something dumb or stupid.
     
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