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Are there any tricks to avoid taxes on Amazon?

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  • May 15th, 2019 4:46 pm
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Are there any tricks to avoid taxes on Amazon?

I noticed that taxes on Amazon orders are somehow applied randomly. Are there any tricks to avoid them always? TIA.
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Buy from third parties / fulfilled by amazon, some don't have their taxes setup (correctly), or I guess are "taxes included".
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Tell the third party seller you want to pay cash, send cash in an envelope. It'll be totally safe, they say.
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andrew4321 wrote:
May 15th, 2019 8:27 am
I noticed that taxes on Amazon orders are somehow applied randomly. Are there any tricks to avoid them always? TIA.
Businesses with < $30,000 in annual sales figures are not required to collect or remit sales taxes in Canada. If you're finding third party retailers on Amazon not charging any sales taxes, this is likely the reason. I have an Amazon.ca seller account, I registered it to sell two textbooks I no longer needed. I sold both. I never collected or remitted any sales taxes, and the two buyers never paid any.
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Kiraly wrote:
May 15th, 2019 12:41 pm
Businesses with < $30,000 in annual sales figures are not required to collect or remit sales taxes in Canada. If you're finding third party retailers on Amazon not charging any sales taxes, this is likely the reason.
There's also the "no presence in the province/country" which is going to be the bulk of it.
The <$30k is for more casual but for anyone that actually sells this gets eaten up quick.

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