moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?



Physical presence doesn't mean the presence of brick and mortar buildings where sales tax is concerned. Back in the day, sending sales agents into states soliciting orders could be enough to require a company to register and collect sales tax on sales to that state. The law is constantly evolving as the result of new legislation, state regulations, and court cases. The sales tax of software has experienced a lot of changes through the years and I feel confident that Vispero and Freedom Scientific have done the requisite research before registering and collecting sales tax on sales to the various states in which it operates.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:41 AM
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 []
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 <>
*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 [ <>]

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 < <>>

*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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