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    Default Tax time: a moment of truth

    Yes indeed, I'm one of those law-abiding dweebs who ships her scent by ground, and pays her sales tax on online purchases. I compiled my ebay totals for 2013, and give or take a few vintage Carole Little frocks, it was all fragrance, dollar amount in the high 3 digits. Eeep.

    Time to "love the one I'm with." I have a full and varied wardrobe, did make a few Happy Birthday to Moi purchases (it was an ends-in-zero-BDay after all) for 2014, and shall now enjoy what I got.
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    Happy Birthday and enjoy your collection!!

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    Jujy I have until June before I have to tally up and I still have my birthday to come. Your birthday gift was pretty fantastic.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Default Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    all new purchases? remember used items don't incur sales/use tax.

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    My birthday congrats too- I am certain that your fragrance collection is well worth it. This is also whatever I not just say to myself, but also become persuaded of after each fragrance purchase: maybe not the most affordable hobby, but the beauty of fragrances is far more consistently satisfying, thus (slightly paraphrasing a famous quote) "value before price".

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    Default Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    Quote Originally Posted by Casts_by_fly View Post
    all new purchases? remember used items don't incur sales/use tax.

    rick
    Unfortunately Connecticut does not distinguish between new and used. We pay use tax for everything we buy on eBay and other venues, unless the vendor collected the sales tax because it has a presence in Connecticut (Barnes & Noble, for example.)

    http://www.tax-rates.org/connecticut/use-tax

    Other states may vary....


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    Default Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    Sorry about your luck. I didn't know any states that collected use tax on used items.

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    Default Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    You know, you may be right, casts—by—fly. Used items would be considered "casual sales" which are exempt from sales/use tax. I had to do some digging to find that out. Ohio's sales/use tax has become increasingly cumbersome and impossible for a layman to figure out. I think the tax form suggests that you have to pay tax on ANYTHING you bought online, and leave the research up to the citizen—some caveat. I'll keep this in mind for next year and only pay on new purchases. In the meantime I benefitted my state's coffers by something under $100, and I feel OK about that.

    Thanks for the heads-up (;
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    Good thought, jujy54. I've been much happier since I started focusing on enjoying my wardrobe instead of too much sampling and buying.

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    I think, Trilby, that perfume fits my "good chocolate/bad chocolate" theory, which is that you need less of good chocolate than bad. You eat one good chocolate, you are satisfied. otoh, presented with a box of inferior chocolates, one might keep eating, in search of that perfect chocolate moment.

    I'm grateful to so many basenotes friends who have gifted me with samples, some of which led to purchases, notable Aciosa and Véga.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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