Our company sells stuff, mostly in Florida and Georgia. If we sell in Florida, we have to charge sales tax. If we sell anywhere else, we don’t. We are a distributor for some products, so other companies from other states often sell the same stuff. When they sell into Florida, they don’t have to charge the customers tax. So, when we sell to our local customers we are at a disadvantage, but have an advantage over the “local” distributor when selling into other states. We have to add an additional 6-7+% on to the customer if they are in the same state as we are.
This just seems odd. What, pray tell, is the logic* behind this?
Also, for a company like Amazon which is the prototype “virtual store”, where, if anywhere, do they charge sales tax?
*Yeah, I know, it’s government, there doesn’t need to be logic. But there must be some reason, even if it is oversight.