On 2017-02-20, Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy
Post by Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan>
They put an installation across the river and I *do* get
charged tax sometimes now for items that come from there (or
that's my assumption on why it happens anyway..)
But I think they were right in the first place given that
sales tax varies, not at the state level, but county by county
and even city by city.
Worse than that. It can vary between addresses on the same
street, in subsections of a city, like maybe they're zoned
differently. Where I work has software that handles it,
presumably because no group of humans could memorize it any more
and keep track of any updates.
According to the interwebs, there are close to 10,000 sales tax
jurisdictions in the US. Note: that is *jurisdictions*; as you
note, some jurisdictions have multiple tax *rates*.
Post by Gutless Umbrella Carrying Sissy
But if they're going to have a physical presence in all 50
states, there's no longer a case.
Where I work has presence in 46 out of 50; they're not in AK or
HI, and then two of the big Western states, I want to say
Montana and one of the Dakotas maybe. And yeah it takes that
The spooky ones are states that MOSTLY don't tax the product,
but every once in a while a bit of tax appears, I'm thinking
because one of the items is a 'luxury item' of some sort. So you
have to keep track not only of where it's being delivered, but
EXACTLY what-all is taxed at what level(s) right there...
There was a point in California where we had a "junk food tax."
Under this tax, as far as anyone could tell - which is to say, the
Board of Equalization, who are responsible for collecting sales
tax, publicly announced "we don't know either" - if you bought a
box of Twinkies, it was not taxable. But if you took a single
package out of that box, it was.
Dave, ... _penguin drayage surcharge_??
Well, sure, why not? After all, penguins poop, and for short
distance transport, you wouldn't want to go to all the effort of
building a long term cage, and *somebody* has to clean up after
Or maybe it's just "because we can."
Certainly, I could see California charging that (and we only have
the *second* stupidest legislature).
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