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moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Gerald Levy
 


I also live in New York and was charged state and local sales tax of about $6 when I renewed my one year license for JAWS online yesterday for $76, bringing the total cost to $82.  By law,online merchants are required to charge applicable sales taxes, even if they don't have a physical presence in a particular state, but it is up to each state to enforce collection of these taxes.  FS is only doing what it is required by law.  Even Amazon and EBay can no longer duck charging sales tax. 


Gerald


is

On 7/7/2021 12:40 PM, Mario wrote:
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: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@...>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.









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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of leonard morris
Sent: July 7, 2021 10:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.  

 

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mario <mrb620@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:40:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
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: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@...>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.








moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Adrian Spratt
 

Hi, Eric.

You refer here to the Freedom Scientific homepage. Is FS considered a division of Vispero?

Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Damery
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

Go to the Freedom Scientific Home page. Search for the link called "SMA and Upgrades".

You can enter your serial number there. Also, you can call Customer Service during business hours and they will help you find the best options.

Regards,
Eric


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of james hooper via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

CAUTION: This email originated outside Vispero. Do not click links, open attachments or forward unless you recognize the sender.


Where do you find these specials on the website or is their a special link?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was
included on mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.












moderated Re: Research it problem

Michael Munn
 

Yes 

I also experienced this problem yesterday when I was writing a note to my student on how to use the Wictionary feature with in the research it.   

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Georgia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Georgia  

www.nfbga.org


Member: National association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind 

www.nfb.org

  Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu



On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 12:41 PM Morey Worthington <worthington@...> wrote:
Hi all. Using the newest Jaws 2021, if I go into research and type in a
simple word such as insect, and to to the Wickopedia link, it will not
bring up any results at all.

This happens for any words put into it.

Does anybody else have this problem or is it just me?

  Does anyone have a fix for this if they have had the issue?

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington







moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

leonard morris
 

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.  

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mario <mrb620@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:40:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
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: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@...>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.









moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Bob Kennedy
 


They do have sales agents there, which is the same thing as having a store.

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:46:35 PM EDT, Eric Damery <edamery@...> wrote:


We only do what the Tax Lawyers tell us we have to do.

Sorry,
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

CAUTION: This email originated outside Vispero. Do not click links, open attachments or forward unless you recognize the sender.


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: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@...>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.














moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Soronel Haetir
 

The Supreme Court decided a case in 2018 that physical presence in a
state is no longer required to levy sales tax for online purchases.

On 7/7/21, Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com> wrote:
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@gmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:43 AM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley
Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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@fastmail.com
<mailto:mb69mach1@fastmail.com>]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

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

To: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com>>

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.








--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Eric Damery <edamery@...>
 

We only do what the Tax Lawyers tell us we have to do.

Sorry,
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

CAUTION: This email originated outside Vispero. Do not click links, open attachments or forward unless you recognize the sender.


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@gmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:43 AM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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@fastmail.com <mailto:mb69mach1@fastmail.com>]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

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

To: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com>>

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.


moderated Research it problem

Morey Worthington
 

Hi all. Using the newest Jaws 2021, if I go into research and type in a simple word such as insect, and to to the Wickopedia link, it will not bring up any results at all.

This happens for any words put into it.

Does anybody else have this problem or is it just me?

 Does anyone have a fix for this if they have had the issue?

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Mario
 

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@gmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:43 AM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario,

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:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Shirley Tracy
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: After purchasing SMA?

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

HTH.

Shirley Tracy

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*Sent: *Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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@fastmail.com <mailto:mb69mach1@fastmail.com>]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

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

To: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

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@gmail.com <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com>>

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>

*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.


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

 

Mario,

 

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: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

 

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

 

HTH.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mario
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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@...]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

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

To: <main@jfw.groups.io>

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@...>

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Eric Damery <edamery@...>
 

Go to the Freedom Scientific Home page. Search for the link called "SMA and Upgrades".

You can enter your serial number there. Also, you can call Customer Service during business hours and they will help you find the best options.

Regards,
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of james hooper via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

CAUTION: This email originated outside Vispero. Do not click links, open attachments or forward unless you recognize the sender.


Where do you find these specials on the website or is their a special link?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was
included on mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.












moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Jim Weiss <jimweiss72@...>
 

Vispero is running a 20% off sale on JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion along with some hardware products. The discount is applied at checkout if you’re purchasing through the e-store. Call customer service if you are trying to purchase something that isn’t available through the e-store and they will apply the discount.
Jim Weiss
jimweiss72@icloud.com

On Jul 7, 2021, at 10:47 AM, james hooper <rockiesfan296@gmail.com> wrote:

Where do you find these specials on the website or is their a special link?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was included
on
mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.






















moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Glenn / Lenny
 

Also, some states have passed laws to collect on-line sales, Nebraska did that, so now all my Amazon.com sales and other businesses that are big enough to be noted by the IRS are charging tax to the states that are collecting them.
You might check to see if your state passed a law to collect taxes for on-line sales.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glenn@ervin.email>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was included on
mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.














moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

james hooper
 

Where do you find these specials on the website or is their a special link?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?

Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was included
on
mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.












moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Mario
 

well, I do not live in Florida.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glenn@ervin.email]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:43 AM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was
included on
mine.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.


















.


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Glenn / Lenny
 

Yeah, I believe that if you live in Florida, you will pay tax.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Loy" <loyrg2845@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: After purchasing SMA?


Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was included on
mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.











moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Loy
 

Maybe it depends on the state where you purchased it. No tax was included on
mine.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
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@fastmail.com]
Subject: After purchasing SMA?
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 7:44 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*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.


moderated Re: After purchasing SMA?

Shirley Tracy
 

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

 

HTH.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mario
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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@...]

Subject: After purchasing SMA?

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

To: <main@jfw.groups.io>

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@...>

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Computers for the Blind

Glenn / Lenny
 


Well all windows come with a return to factory state, which is what they should be doing.
The product key is on all computers too, so even if they just used a stock windows disk, they could reinstall the version of windows that was on it.
I would not want a computer that just had the previous user account removed.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2021 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: Computers for the Blind

Gerald:
 
I believe that Glenn was suggesting that, as part of the package, Computers for the Blind, should install a fresh installation of Windows.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: Computers for the Blind


The overwhelming majority of blind computer users are not supertechies, and buying a computer with JAWS and other software already installed is a big plus.  Not everyone can set up a new Windows 10 computer from scratch without tech savvy sighted help, which is well beyond the technical skill of the average blind computer user. My CFB HP desktop has been working flawlessly for two years and I haven't had any technical problems with it. So what if it isn't the latest and greatest?  It does everything I need it to do.  The free one-year license for JAWS by itself is worth the price of the computer.

 

Gerald


On 7/6/2021 4:47 PM, David Diamond wrote:

Brian, any refurbished computer I got, did not have much get up and go and using your listed requirements, did not meet them, as for making a request, it is not always that simple.  You get what you get.  I personally like a # pad on my lap top, but, just got a wireless external keyboard or USB connected one to pair or connect to a lap top.  . 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: July 6, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Computers for the Blind

 

While I have never owned a computer from Computers for the Blind, a friend of mine who I served as tech support for purchased a number of laptops over the years.

They are not "the latest and greatest" and, at least up until very recently (if even now), they routinely came with conventional HDDs not SSDs.  But they were solid machines, many business class laptops off of long term lease that were "too old" to sell as refurbished to the broad general market, but with more than enough get up and go to handle routine web browsing, emailing, and office-suite type programs.

Some did not, however, come with full-sized "desktop layout" keyboards, but I think that's likely different now, too, as it's a small minority of laptops that don't have a number pad on them.

Make sure that the features you want are something you request specifically, e.g., having a number pad (or not having a number pad, as the case may be).
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

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