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Old 03-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #17
genuity
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Steve, let me guess...they charged you Pennsylvania sales taxes, despite you being an out of state buyer with your shipping and billing address is not in PA right?

Well for anyone who has been charged PA sales taxes while being an out of state (or out of country) buyer, I hope you disputed this with your credit card company. Its not matter whether it is "just a couple bucks" but it is about the principle. They were not supposed to do that! Who knows, they could have been pocketing the money claiming they were collecting sales taxes? They could be incorrectly interpreting a PA sales tax law, citing this:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...te_sellers_pdf

Which says nothing but further details here:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...in_2011-01_pdf

Inquiries into the PA Department of Revenue will further solidify the fact they were not allowed to do this for out of state buyers with out of state shipping addresses. Besides, if you check your state's secretary of state's office, you will see no Faulkner. Subsidiaries they have no tax accounts with other state departments outside of Pennsylvania. Any company names they operate under start with Faulkner. They have a few dozen of them in PA and looks like they have a nice little monopoly going there by having a dealership for each manufacturer.

You can also report them to the PA Department of Revenue's Office of Criminal Tax Investigations.

EDIT: They also over charge for shipping. $20 for ground shipping to ship a small box half way across the country, especially when they have agreements with couriers?

Last edited by genuity; 03-19-2012 at 02:19 PM.
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