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2021/12/02 17:40:08 (permalink)
So I am wondering if New Jersey falls under one of the states where you have to pay sales tax for your new step-up GPU?
 
I just don't want to be hit with a sales tax when paying for the return shipping of my new step-up GPU.
I"ve been looking everywhere but cant seem to find an answer and times running out to make a decision :L
 
I am referring to this:
Sales tax is required for orders shipping into states where EVGA has or may have nexus for state tax purposes under applicable laws. Additionally, sales tax may be required under various state laws, which are in effect at the time of purchase. If required, you will be charged the applicable sales tax according to your area's tax rate. The sales tax is calculated based on the price of the new product you wish to Step-Up to.
Does this apply to people in New Jersey?
 
Any Help is greatly appreciated <3
Thank you! 
post edited by Focus102 - 2021/12/02 17:49:15
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/02 19:36:47 (permalink)
Hello!
 
While some states such as Oregon offer a free tax incentive - we do charge sales tax on the new card as it is considered a new purchase which is then paid to local and state agencies if applicable. If New Jersey does not offer a sales tax (this I am not absolutely sure of) then it would not be included. This is the same for Canada as those taxes are paid to customs upon importing into the country so we do not charge sales tax on the total cost breakdown. If New Jersey does not have a sales tax our system will detect this based on where you are located to make that determination. Hope this helps. 

 
 
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/02 21:53:01 (permalink)
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Hello!
 
While some states such as Oregon offer a free tax incentive - we do charge sales tax on the new card as it is considered a new purchase which is then paid to local and state agencies if applicable. If New Jersey does not offer a sales tax (this I am not absolutely sure of) then it would not be included. This is the same for Canada as those taxes are paid to customs upon importing into the country so we do not charge sales tax on the total cost breakdown. If New Jersey does not have a sales tax our system will detect this based on where you are located to make that determination. Hope this helps. 




Thank you for the reply! 
So I do have a sales tax (6.625%), but I am confused because what is the tax in the first purchase of Step 3 out of 5 for?
and will I have to pay that $61 tax a second time when I pay for return shipping?

Because 6.625% of $919.99 is $60.95, so is that the tax covered in the first charge? 
Or will I have to pay $61 tax again when I also pay for return shipping?
If so why, what is the first $61 tax for then?
 
post edited by Focus102 - 2021/12/02 22:09:05
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/02 22:09:50 (permalink)
The tax you are paying is your state's 6.625% tax on a $919.99 purchase. 
 
$919.99 - 6.625% = $60.9493375 which looks like is being rounded up to $61 tax. Call EVGA and demand your nickel in compensation 
 
You aren't paying tax on just the $276.38 if that's your confusion. You are being charged tax on the $919.99 MSRP of the new product. EVGA considers item bought through step up as new purchases and thus are taxed as so. EVGA isn't keeping your $61, that gets paid to your state. 
 
I'm not sure why you think you'd have to pay $61 again in tax to ship your card back to them. You pay the $276.38 and then ship them back your card and that's it. Mind you, that you will be responsible for covering shipping the card back to them of course, but you won't have to pay taxes on your card again. 
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/03 02:58:05 (permalink)
The verbiage that tax is charged onto card shipping into new Jersey means that you will see a tax charge on the purchase itself, not a second charge after it ships.

I live in a state with no sales tax, so they wouldn’t add taxes onto my purchase.

Your breakdown even shows your shipping charge included as well.

EVGA REALLY should show New Product, tax, then show original product, and then step up cost. It is confusing that they don’t show the required tax on the new product actual cost in line with the new product, and then show that the original product takes the amount off after taxes, not before.
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/03 04:30:10 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Focus102 2021/12/03 11:08:31
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Hello!
 
While some states such as Oregon offer a free tax incentive - we do charge sales tax on the new card as it is considered a new purchase which is then paid to local and state agencies if applicable. If New Jersey does not offer a sales tax (this I am not absolutely sure of) then it would not be included. This is the same for Canada as those taxes are paid to customs upon importing into the country so we do not charge sales tax on the total cost breakdown. If New Jersey does not have a sales tax our system will detect this based on where you are located to make that determination. Hope this helps. 




Thank you for the reply! 
So I do have a sales tax (6.625%), but I am confused because what is the tax in the first purchase of Step 3 out of 5 for?
and will I have to pay that $61 tax a second time when I pay for return shipping?

Because 6.625% of $919.99 is $60.95, so is that the tax covered in the first charge? 
Or will I have to pay $61 tax again when I also pay for return shipping?
If so why, what is the first $61 tax for then?
 


You do not have to pay the sales tax twice. Once the 276.38 is paid then you would receive Step 4 which is the RMA creation and Step 5 is the approval of said RMA and you just ship in the card at your own discretion with the carrier of your choosing. We review the costs associated with your specific zip code and do tend to make adjustments based on county rather than the entire state in Step 2 which leads to the Step 3 payment. 

 
 
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Re: Do I have to also pay sales tax for my new Step-Up GPU? 2021/12/03 11:08:21 (permalink)
Thank you all for the helpful information, I must've misread something or the wording confused me. 
 
But thank you all for clarifying! :) 
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