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Newegg Removes NY State Sales Tax; But You Still Need To Pay!
Good news for those of you that shop at Newegg and live in New York State. Back on June 1st, Newegg began to collect sales tax from all customers located in New York. Yesterday they updated their policy and are currently NOT collecting state sales tax.
They do note that you may be required to pay the sales tax when you pay your yearly income tax. Here’s the email from Newegg:
Dear Valued Newegg Customer,
As a result of recent changes in New York State tax law requiring certain out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to theState of New York, we began collecting applicable sales tax for all orders shipped to New York addresses starting June 1, 2008.
After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting New York sales tax, effective August 21,2008. This decision was driven by your direct and candid feedback andour continued commitment to you as our valued customers.
We appreciate your patience as we worked through this process, and would like to reiterate our commitment in offering our customers the broadestproduct selection, competitive pricing, fastest shipping, and award-winning customer service.We look forward to continuing to provide you with the premier onlineshopping experience for all of your IT and consumer electronics needs.
Company Spokesperson and Vice President of Merchandising
Disclaimer: While Newegg no longer charges sales tax to its New York customers effective August 21, 2008, you may still have an obligation to pay New York State use tax on your purchases. Newegg cannot offer youany tax advice, so please refer to applicable law if you have anyquestions about use tax. Nothing in this email shall be deemed toapprove the validity of any New York State law, including but not limited to section 1101(b)(8)(vi) of the New York State Tax Law, which purports to require Newegg to collect and remit New York State sales taxon its sales to residents of that state.