Paying Tax on eBay Purchases

As you may be aware, eBay is now legally required to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of sellers, for items shipped to buyers in certain states. Based on applicable tax laws, eBay will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax on behalf of sellers for items shipped to customers.

For listings, sellers need to make sure that:

  1. “United States” is listed as “Country/Region of Manufacture,” and
  2. the denomination field is only numeric.

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If you are seeing instances where the sales tax is incorrect for a state, please reach out to eBay at with the below information:

  • Buyer ID
  • Transaction Date
  • Item ID
  • Category: Coins and Paper Money or Bullion
  • Shipping State of Buyer