Sales Tax on clothes & shoes shipped to PA ?

PBODY99

Legend
Why does TW have to charge a sales tax on items of clothes & shoes that when I purchase from an in state retailer there is no sales tax ?
Stuff that can be worn as everyday attire I never have been taxed on.
Granted cleats, track spike, are taxed as you wouldn't wear them as street wear.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Hi @PBODY99 - As you noted, we are collecting sales tax for Pennsylvania. We are currently working on determining which products exactly we are required to collect on.

Thank you,
TW Staff
 

sp1derman

Semi-Pro
Why is PA getting this special treatment? I was surprised as well to see the sales tax that I wasn't used to seeing on a recent order!
 

TW Staff

Administrator
We are following the laws of each state on whether to charge sales tax. We are now required to collect sales tax for a few states. We charge sales tax in California and Georgia because we have locations there, but some states, including Pennsylvania, Washington and a few others, require us to charge sales tax even if we don't have a physical presence in the state.

Thanks,
Tiffani, TW
 

PBODY99

Legend
@sp1derman
I accept the sales tax on items that I get taxed on in PA. Tennis shoes and clothes are not taxed by brick & mortar stores in PA, which is what I am questioning.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
@sp1derman
I accept the sales tax on items that I get taxed on in PA. Tennis shoes and clothes are not taxed by brick & mortar stores in PA, which is what I am questioning.
Is that right? I thought I paid taxes back when I lived in Philly. I remember not having to pay sales taxes in Jersey, if memory serves right.
 

PeteD

Legend
We are following the laws of each state on whether to charge sales tax. We are now required to collect sales tax for a few states. We charge sales tax in California and Georgia because we have locations there, but some states, including Pennsylvania, Washington and a few others, require us to charge sales tax even if we don't have a physical presence in the state.

Thanks,
Tiffani, TW
PA Revenue says tennis shoes are nontaxable. See section 23, next to last item:
 

kimguroo

Legend
Why does TW have to charge a sales tax on items of clothes & shoes that when I purchase from an in state retailer there is no sales tax ?
Stuff that can be worn as everyday attire I never have been taxed on.
Granted cleats, track spike, are taxed as you wouldn't wear them as street wear.
Probably your state online sales tax law might be changed.
Many states ask online sales tax even if stores do not have physical stores.
Whoever sells $100000 or 200 transactions per a year, they are required to collect sales tax.
Big auction site will start to collect sales tax in November.
 

PBODY99

Legend
@kimguroo

In PA,I have never been charged sales tax on shoes & clothing by brick & mortar sporting goods stores. Collecting on frames string sure, but not sneakers & shirts
 
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