today i called ebay about them charging sales tax on international orders. i cited article 1 section 10 clause 2 of the us constitution which prohibits that.
2: No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
i cited the fact that US customs handles all such inspections, fees and taxes, so any sales tax on international orders is unconstitutional.
the agent said he will forward that to ebay’s legal team and that ebay is in process of revamping their tax collection rules.