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Re: Pinging Martha or any other Minnesota Tax Experts.............
Old 07-24-2006, 09:21 AM   #21
 
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If you look at your state's income tax form, most have a place for you to indicate the amount of out of state purchases you did not pay a sales tax on, and you are supposed to pay that tax when you pay your income taxes.

Here is the Minnesota rule on sales/use tax on out of state purchases: http://www.taxes.state.mn.us/use/pub...CM1_002975.pdf


Here are the instructions for Minnesota income taxes that raise the sales tax issue on page 9: http://www.taxes.state.mn.us/instructions/m1_inst.pdf
I'll talk to my tax guy - I try not to look at these forms. - Bad for any Karma I've got left.
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Re: Pinging Martha or any other Minnesota Tax Experts.............
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Re: Pinging Martha or any other Minnesota Tax Experts.............

Shortsighted. The end of tax free internet sales is probably the end of my internet purchasing. The only reasons I buy stuff are because I dont have to pay the tax, usually dont pay shipping, and its more convenient. Add 8% sales tax onto those purchases and I not only dont buy a lot of stuff off the internet, I just wouldnt buy some items.

8% on a $3000-5000 purchase is a make or break.
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Here is the California use/sales tax rule:* http://www.boe.ca.gov/ads/news06.htm

You can report and pay the tax with your income taxes.

I believe most all states have charged use taxes on out of state purchases for years.* But taxpayers have ignored the law and states haven't pushed to enforce the law.* That is changing.* At some point data collection is going to get a lot easier and enforcement will really step up.

Two years ago we bought a new motorhome in California.* The only way we could avoid California sales tax was to take delivery in Nevada.* Of course, we had to pay Minnesota state and local sales taxes totalling 7.5%.
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I talked to my Tax guy this morning, and he advised "Whatever you do, don't pay them anything, you'll be on their "list" every year'

He advised me to return the letter, saying my purchases were under the exemption.


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Hmm...make a statement that may be proven to be inaccurate later on (also known as intentional fraud), or say nothing at all? Letter?!? What letter?!?

Does the lawyer agree with the tax guy?
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Hmm...make a statement that may be proven to be inaccurate later on (also known as intentional fraud.
Don't do that.

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Does the lawyer agree with the tax guy?


According to the form itself, the form isn't required to be filled out and returned unless there were purchases exceeding the $770 amount.

Keep in mind that Minnesota gets information directly from customs regarding your out of country purchases.*
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Hey, everyone else was doing it...
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According to the form itself, the form isn't required to be filled out and returned unless there were purchases exceeding the $770 amount.

Keep in mind that Minnesota gets information directly from customs regarding your out of country purchases.
Yes, and my out of country purchases were always under $400 a year. The letter has to be returned to MN. Dept of revenue whether you have to file or not.
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There are many, many listings on ebay that say they must collect sales tax if the buyer is in the same state as the seller.
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There are many, many listings on ebay that say they must collect sales tax if the buyer is in the same state as the seller.
It isn't whether the sale is over the Internet or not, it is whether the seller has to collect sales tax from you. If the seller has a physical presence in your state they have to collect any sales tax your state charges, even if the sale was made on line. If no presence in the state, the supreme court has held that they do not have to collect sales tax. But you still are supposed to pay it. However, if states manage to simplify their sales tax systems that law may change. A number of states are working together to have a cohesive system of sales tax collection.
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If no presence in the state, the supreme court has held that they do not have to collect sales tax. But you still are supposed to pay it.
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