To all people who are interested in the simple truth here the indisputable facts regarding the B&H sales tax issue.
Its very common for some manufacturers to drop their Map Price of an item with for example $500 and force the retailers to charge the customer with $500less for the item, take for example the Nikon D850 (Searched as Nikon 1585) Camera it currently has an Instant rebate of $500 from $3296.95 to $2796.95.
So normally B&H would collect Sales Tax on $3296.95but now since the Manufacturer sets the sell price as $2796.95 B&H would collect Sales Tax only on $2796.95
The Government argues that since the manufacturer reimburses B&H with money for the forced discount it is as if the Sell Price was $3296.95 and not $2796.95.
Now lets look at the INDISPUTABLE FACTS.
Amazon does Same:
Best Buy does same
Samys Camera does same
The fact is that B&H, Amazon, Best Buy & Samy’s are all right, the sell price was $2796.95 and NOT $3296.95, why should B&H charge Sales Tax on $3296.95 when the customer paid only $2796.95 ?
Does the AG think that people need to pay Sales Tax on money they have NOT paid for the retailer?
The 2’nd question is why was B&H Targeted when no one else was targeted?
It smells no good…
We the people of NY should contact the AG’s office and let her know what we feel and she should drop the lawsuit immediately.
Again the 2 major questions are:
1. Why should people pay Sales Tax on $3296.95when the Sell Price was only $2796.95?
2. Why was B&H Targeted and No one else?
We need answers.