moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

David Diamond

Well, I had no idea sales tax was applied to the SMA in the United States.  In Canada if you can prove you have a vision problem, registered with the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) you are tax exempt from the purchase of the SMA.  As for Amazon, although not related, I have a prime membership which pretty much makes paying taxes on purchases a non issue.  No taxes are paid or shipping for that matter unless I don’t listen to the prompt of shipping costs.  There are times where the shipping cost is more then the actual item. 


From: <> On Behalf Of leonard morris
Sent: July 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


I believe they are physically located in Florida. However, this does not matter. My zipcode is in Sacramento therefore I pay sales tax there. Amazon is out of Seattle I think but again I have to pay sales tax according to my zipcode. The state of Oregon has no sales tax so no taxes on purchased items unless they have a law for Internet purchased products.  


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From: <> on behalf of Mario <mrb620@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:40:31 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


maybe I'm not getting it, but the issue for me is FS doesn't have a
physical presence in New York, so why am I being charged sales tax?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Alan Lemly [mailto:walemly@...]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:43 AM
To: <>

The application of sales tax is a function of where you reside and your
state’s laws regarding whether sales tax applies to computer software
and its various forms. If your state applies sales tax to software and
Freedom Scientific has a physical presence in your state, Freedom
Scientific is obligated to collect sales tax and remit it to the state.
The sales tax should be calculated on the discounted price of the
software or SMA.

Like other tax laws, application of sales tax is an ever changing
situation. So, just because it did not apply in the past, doesn’t mean
it won’t in the future.

Alan Lemly

*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

Did you order online? I had to call in and they are refunding me the
over charge.


Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@...>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: * <>
*Subject: *Re: After purchasing SMA?

not sure if I should complain, but before purchasing mine and applying

the 20% discount, there was sales tax added which now reduces the value

of the discount to about 12%. in previous years when I upgraded the SMA,

I never had to pay a sales tax. what should I do, let it slide or

contact Erik?

-------- Original Message --------

From: Mike B [mailto:mb69mach1@... <mailto:mb69mach1@...>]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM

To: < <>>

Hi Loy,

I updated my SMA to 2023 & 2024 over the weekend and today I got a

message to update my authorization when J2021 started.  I got this

authorization update message for each computer, so you'll probably

getting the same message pretty soon.

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.

Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"

----- Original Message -----

*From:* Loy <mailto:loyrg2845@... <mailto:loyrg2845@...>>

*To:* <>
< <>>

*Sent:* Tuesday, July 06, 2021 6:45 AM

*Subject:* After purchasing SMA?

After purchasing a SMA, how do I get it to show  the new amount of

upgrades I have.

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