eBay have announced the scheduled collection of the sales tax on their sellers’ behalf for additional US states, beginning from the 1st of October.
The marketplace will begin collecting sales tax on applicable transactions for buyers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. Additional states will likey to be added as the regulation is slowly penetrating the majority of the US states.
“We are implementing this change because it is a legal obligation for eBay. Sellers may not opt-out of selling items in the states that we are collecting tax, or out of eBay automatically collecting sales tax for applicable orders.”
Sellers that are exempt from paying the tax on their eBay purchases need to visit this page to learn more about the marketplace’s buyer exemption program for tax-exempt buyers such as charitable entities and resellers.