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Posted: 12/6/2013 5:46:11 AM EST
Which means as of right now, state sales taxes are charged on Amazon.com purchases.

They say it'll take a year and a half to get the thing built and operational, but some types of shipping to some places in WI will be reduced time for delivery.

I knew I shouldn't have put off my shopping.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 6:10:02 AM EST
Yeah, I noticed we've been getting charged sales tax on Amazon orders lately.

Now the question is, is shipping going to be fast enough when it's done, that Prime is moot?
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 6:38:01 AM EST
They implemented the tax charge on November 1st.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 7:11:09 AM EST
Does this mean some of us may be elligible for aerial drone delivery?

I always thought Amazon was just a storefront for other vendors. Everytime I order something the order is fulfilled by some other company and shipped direct to me. Seems like a brilliant business model, so when did they start stocking and warehousing?
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 7:21:03 AM EST
Started getting taxed Nov 1, before there is even a shovel in the ground or a single person hired.

It's not for "us" anyway, Chicago is the big market that it will serve. Only cost the wi tax payers $7,000,000 in tax credits.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 8:06:26 AM EST
If you order something from a vendor that isn't in WI, even if it is fulfilled by Amazon, you shouldn't get charged tax. I just did that last night for a couple items, still got Prime shipping, and the price before tax was even slightly less than Amazon's direct price, so it worked out well.
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 9:06:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/6/2013 9:06:53 AM EST by MisterPX]
Might be time for a career change. I hear amazon is a very good company to work for.


As for tax credits, its money we dont get now anyways, but at least we get jobs.


And 5% in sales tax
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 11:47:41 AM EST
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I was thinking the same thing but heard the opposite
Link Posted: 12/6/2013 1:50:00 PM EST
Just made an order on Wednesday and noticed I was charged tax and wondered what was up with that.
Arfcom comes thru with the answer once again.


Link Posted: 12/6/2013 2:44:23 PM EST
yep, bought a tv on amazon on black friday.

charged me 23$ sales tax
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 2:22:00 AM EST
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It's like skeet shooting with prizes!
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:17:41 AM EST
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I was thinking the same thing but heard the opposite
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Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Might be time for a career change. I hear amazon is a very good company to work for.



I was thinking the same thing but heard the opposite
As a picker? No way would I do that.

As an IT guy or office drone of some type, SURE!
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:21:56 AM EST
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As a picker? No way would I do that.

As an IT guy or office drone of some type, SURE!
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Originally Posted By m_seitz_24:
Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Might be time for a career change. I hear amazon is a very good company to work for.



I was thinking the same thing but heard the opposite
As a picker? No way would I do that.

As an IT guy or office drone of some type, SURE!

Yes. I know some office drones and IT Folks who went there early on and stayed. Their stock options made them rich. The picker/lickers get used pretty hard but they pay well enough even for that kind of work.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 6:47:50 AM EST
21 dog years

A book by a guy who worked at amazon for awhile.



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Originally Posted By JimEb:
Does this mean some of us may be elligible for aerial drone delivery?

It's like skeet shooting with prizes!


You're Right
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 7:57:41 AM EST
Will there be a reward for return of a downed drone?
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 11:29:25 AM EST
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Which, oddly enough, was the same time they applied to the state for all their permits and such. Coincidence? I think not....
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 1:26:43 PM EST
yup, I bought most of my electronic stuff from Newegg agian this year because of the tax. Even if the item was a couple dollars more.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 3:50:24 PM EST
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Nice.
Now my stuff may come faster without having to shell out for Amazon Prime, and still no sales tax for us.
I knew this UNFRIENDLY business climate we have in Illinois, would pay off for us, sooner or later .




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Link Posted: 12/7/2013 3:53:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lazyshooter:
Nice.
Now my stuff may come faster without having to shell out for Prime, and still no sales tax for us.
I knew this UNFRIENDLY business climate we have in Illinois, would pay off for us, sooner or later .




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Only faster if the item you order comes from this warehouse. I'm not sure if there is a way to tell though.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 4:34:53 PM EST
The article that was in the paper a few months ago said it will create a lot of $13 an hour jobs. They said management and other higher payed positions will be around 40-80K.

Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:18:37 AM EST
Of course you've all been declaring that sales tax before in your yearly tax returns, correct?
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:51:12 AM EST
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Of course, haven't you?
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 5:12:44 AM EST
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I think I'm one of the relative few who can legitimately say yes, I did.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 5:34:21 AM EST
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Tax returns? Huh? What are these yearly tax returns oif which you speak?


Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:53:41 AM EST
this sales tax is crap
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 5:36:39 AM EST
Few things.

Amazon's court case with NY is part to blame for this. http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/02/supreme-court-refuses-consideration-of-amazon-sales-tax-case/

Amazon wouldn't hire WI remote employees before because they would need to charge sales tax in WI.

When a company does not charge sales tax, you as the individual is responsible for paying that to the government. Technically. I don't know a single person who has.



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