07-16-2010 08:24 PM
I returned opened projector and paid 15% for restock fee. However, I also have to pay the tax for that restock fee. It is to me very absurd that bestbuy get the money and I pay the tax. The policy never points it should be taxable. How do you guys think? Any comments are welcome.
07-17-2010 08:02 PM
You pay tax on the item when purchased. Restock fee is based on price before tax.
07-17-2010 10:14 PM
wow, that's funny. they sure know how to dig in to your wallet. 15% not enough for them? jerks.
You really dont understand how tax works then, do you?
Best Buy doesnt keep sales tax it collects as a profit :-\
Also, we dont go into your place of business and call you and your fellow employees jerks. Please show the same respect before posting.
07-20-2010 02:02 PM
I would be happy assist you with your return and restocking fee. Can you please send me a private message with your contact information and Customer Service Pin number from your receipt? To send a private message you must be logged into our forum, once logged in click on “Private Message” on my signature line.
I hope to hear from you soon!
07-23-2010 10:12 AM
Good morning lister-
As I explained via a private message, sales tax is charged on restocking fees if required by law, this does vary from from state to state. For more information I recommend contacting the Georgia Department of Revenue.
I hope this helps!
07-26-2010 02:31 PM
Here is the answer from GA DOR. https://etax.dor.ga.gov/salestax/st-faq.aspx#resto
A. If the sale is fully refunded to the purchaser/customer, the restocking fee is not taxable.
In my case, I returned the item and should be fully refunded. Then, I pay BBY for restocking fee as the policy states . Does it make sense? In another words, BBY could not just take restocking fee directly from my purchase price, then give the rest for refund.
I wish this post would help other people at least in GA to understand how restocking should be handled.