View Full Version : Sales Tax on Kindle editions?

10-10-2013, 02:07 AM
When did Amazon start charging sales tax for e-books? I just gifted my $2.99 ebook to a reviewer and they charged me an extra 25 cents in tax. That's the first time I've noticed that on an e-book.

10-10-2013, 04:25 AM
Depends on the state where the sale was made. Amazon has agreed to sales tax in certain states...

Personally, I don't see a big fuss in paying sales tax on e-commerce. You pay it elsewhere...

Rina Evans
10-10-2013, 09:19 AM
We have VAT in many countries, which is pre-included in prices, never even thought of sales taxes, honestly. Are they added afterwards, not on the display price?

10-10-2013, 08:32 PM
Yes, added afterwards, and you aren't shown it when you buy with one click until you get the receipt after the fact, so if you use one click, as I think most Kindle purchases do, you may no know how much you are really paying until you've been charged.