Sales Tax Question

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The Supreme Court ruling on sales tax could be implemented in weeks - according to the news I hear. Will I have to pay sales tax on my PGXL when it become available? It has been on order since 2017 Dayton. I am assuming that I would be charged the tax. I would consider paying the balance in advance if it would save me the tax!

73, Mark K5XH

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John - AI4FR

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Excellent question. It would be nice to be grandfathered in, but my guess is that any monies changing hands after the date of the new law will be taxed. Hopefully Flex will allow you to pay in full now, including shipping.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Talk to FRS directly as the ruling did NOT come with guidance.

the ruling may have no effect in your particular transaction at this time. Or anytime soon even.

One of my accountant buddies sent me this link:

Remember avoiding taxes is wise but evasion is stupid & criminal. A lot of states put consumers on the honor system to volunteer to pay taxes on out of state purchases and may pursue blatant disregard of rules.

YMMV but I aim to pay one dollar more in taxes I actually owe each year so I can wear the white hat and ride the high ground.


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Martin Ewing AA6E

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That's a helpful link, showing once again that government by fiat leads to a big mess.  In the absence of Federal legislation (always a good bet), you will need to get local (in-state) advice on what your tax liabilities will be.   Maybe there will be a $100K safe harbor, or maybe not.  (You may need to move to Montana or somewhere where Flex has little business!)

It's bad news for smaller companies who have to figure out 50 different tax arrangements.  Hopefully, we customers won't have to pay tax unless we are billed by Flex.  As Steve suggests, some of us already are on the hook to pay self-reported  "Use Tax" on out of state purchases.  Few of us have pure white hats on this matter!
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Easy access to state and local tax by zip code for the smallest mom and pop shop via software.  Been that way (previously via CD) for decades.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Someone is going to get rich collecting tax payments for small businesses and submitting the paperwork nightmare returns to each state, city and county.

The one saving grace of the decision seems to require a threshold belowwich small business is exempt.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Contact Sales and talk to Michael about it.
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mikeatthebeach .

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Will Gladly will pay the remaining balance for my PGXL now which was ordered in June 2017 
Michael at FRS call me !
73 Mike
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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You need to call Sales during normal business hours yourself regarding your order.  Thank you.
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Mark - good question.  Please let us know what you find out.
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Ken Hansen

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A few thoughts/notes:

1) Only 45 states collect sales taxes
2) The SCOTUS decision only says that states can collect sales taxes from out of state retailers, it will be up to each state to implement that process
3) I expect most states will decide to implement sales taxes on our-of-state purchases, but it will have to work it's way through your state gov't before being implemented.
4) This strikes me as a bad decision, since it obligates a business that has decided not to locate in a particular state to still be obligated to operate under the laws of that state they choose not to do business in, but this isn't a political forum.