Does New York Charge Sales Tax On Clothes?


Need answer to a sales tax question?

I have a store in Wisconsin but it is registered in New York State and I file taxes in New York State. When I sell an item do I charge sales tax for Wisconsin or New York.. I asked a few accountant and am getting conflicting answers. Also where can I find out how much sales tax to charge. Thanks

Sales tax must be charged and remitted to any state you have a "gateway" in. Any store or warehouse will qualify as a gateway. Your store in Wisconsin collects sales tax and remits it to WI, your NY store (if any) collects and remits sales tax to NY. The only additional point to note is that New York changed their laws where if you are shipping TO New York state - even if you don't have a gateway there - you should charge and remit sales tax to New York. However, sales taking place and shipped to Wisconsin (or sold through a retail outlet in Wisconsin) have absolutely nothing to do with NY.

Each state will have its own sales tax rate. Check with each state's Department of Taxation website (a quick yahoo/google search should find it) for the applicable rates, as well as the filings to be authorized to collect sales tax.

Also note that some cities may have sales tax. This is rare in smaller cities, but if you operate in a large city, it may be worth checking with city officials, as well.

Ikea sales tax........?

This may sound like a silly questions but i'm wondering: Does Ikea (in PA) charge sales tax on their furniture? (it's too late to call they are closed) Thanks! :)

yes, sales tax for purchases in PA store is 6% on furniture. No PA tax on clothes or food.

What sales tax do I charge for out of state buyers?

I am trying to start a new online business but can not figure out what I charge out of state buyers. I live in Polk county, Fl. Does anyone know?

If the purchase is not specifically tax exempt, then yes, sales tax is due on any transaction that's completed in Florida (i.e., a transaction where the seller receives payment in Florida and the buyer receives the taxable product or service in Florida).

It makes things less confusing if you always keep in mind that it is the BUYER who is being charged the sales tax, and the buyer who is paying that tax to the state. The seller (your business) is merely COLLECTING that tax from the buyer, and then passing the money on to the Department of Revenue when you file. Your certificate tells the customer that the state has authorized/required you to do that.

Florida doesn't have the authority to tax a buyer who resides in some other state, so you do not collect florida sales tax on items shipped to customers outside of Florida. However, the state where the buyer lives may require u to withthold sales tax and remit to that state. Per Wikipedia:
"As of June 1, 2008, when products are purchased online and shipped into New York State, some retailers must charge the tax amount appropriate to the locality where the goods are shipped, and in addition, must also charge the appropriate tax on the cost of shipping and handling. The measure states that any online retailer that generates more than $10,000 in sales via in-state sales affiliates must collect New York sales tax. The cumulative gross receipts from sales to New York customers as a result of referrals by all of the seller’s resident representatives total more than $10,000 during the preceding four quarterly sales tax periods." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States

Why does New York get to collect sales tax in the UN gift shop?

I went on a tour of the UN headquarters in New York yesterday, and the guide said the building was not considered US territory, and that we left the country when we entered the grounds of the building. But I also noticed that when I bought a key ring in the gift shop I payed New York sales tax. Given that the gift shop is in the UN building, which is not part of the United States, let alone New York, why does New York get to collect sales tax on items sold there?

New York collects sales tax even on out of state businesses if they have a sufficient connection to New York, including making sales to people in New York, which undoubtedly the company the runs the gift shop does.

NJ Company with clients located in PA. Do I collect sales tax from them?

I have a small IT Services company in Southern NJ. A lot of my clients are located in PA (Philly and the surrounding areas), and I physically go to their facilities to do the work. I am not sure whether to charge them sales tax, and if so, do I use the PA rate or NJ rate? Thanks!

if you are not registered with the Pa sales tax agency, you can't collect PA sales tax
but you also can't charge NJ sales tax on Pa sales, you have a dilemna which you probably willl have to get the PA sales tax registration

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