OK, I understand that the State of New York has some interesting perspectives on how and when sales tax becomes applicable within their jurisdiction. I bought something online, it’s shipping from New York to California, and they are charging and collecting New York sales tax instead of California sales tax.
I also understand that New York is under the impression that sales tax is due on interstate transactions when the seller or buyer is located within New York or is otherwise subject to New York’s jurisdiction.
But what happens when that company also has a nexus in another jurisdiction, like say California, who also has very similar laws and regulations pertaining to jurisdictional collection? Shouldn’t the company be collecting sales tax on behalf of the jurisdiction where the actual “use” of the product occurs, which in this case would be California?