moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?
Let’s see. At least 2 garden hoses, dog leashes not including seat belt harnesses, computer accessories, coffee, flea meds for my guide, range extenders for my WIFI, kitchen utensil’s, including a coffee pot replacement for a coffee maker I purchased through Amazon Etc. Anyway this is veering off topic. Smile.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: July 10, 2021 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?
I am not sure what you are ordering because as I said, apart from the odd item which comes from a seller in the States GST and PST always apply to anything I order unless it is, for some reason, tax exempt like maybe some food staples and so on.
And your message definitely very much sounded like you were saying a prime membership would get you items tax-free, you wrote:
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
The shipping part of course is clear and is outlined exactly on the Amazon Canada page where all the benefits are explained, but there is nothing which indicates that a prime membership " makes paying taxes on purchases a non issue":
Sieghard , I was not implying or meaning to imply that a Amazon prime membership allowed you not to pay taxes. Jus, I rarely have had to pay provincial or HST on any products I’ve purchased from Amazon. When ones purchases exceed $100 frequently, 12% taxes is $12 in taxes. That adds up.
I'm sorry, but what gives you the idea that an Amazon Prime membership means Amazon doesn't have to charge you taxes? I order a fair bit from Amazon since I live in a very small town where I often can't find the same selection as you get in the big city and I have a personal Amazon account with a prime membership as well as an Amazon business account with Amazon Business Prime and except in a few cases where the item comes from a seller outside of Canada and it is not veryt expensive 5% GST and 7% PST (I live in British Columbia) are always applied to every purchase.
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.
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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maybe I'm not getting it, but the issue for me is FS doesn't have a