Rapha started charging sale's tax to NJ buyer !

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nismosr
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by nismosr

I just place an order 1/4/14 with no sale tax charge, but tonight trying to place another order and to my surprise they included NJ to the sale tax charges. But NJ does not charge tax to clothes or shoes. this sucks

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by euan

Have you emailed them to query?
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nismosr
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by nismosr

I sent them an email last night, but looking at the FAQ they included NJ.

"Q. Do your prices include tax?
A. As Rapha expands its US presence and travels to events throughout the country, we are required to collect sales tax in certain states where we maintain presence. As such, we charge sales tax on all orders shipped to the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, DC, IL, IN, IA, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, TX, UT, WA, WI. Prices for Great Britain and Europe include VAT. All other prices are exclusive of local import duties and taxes which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. "

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by bricky21

It Sucks that you were charged on something that isn't even taxed in your state. The days of 0 sales tax on internet orders are short numbered. I'm surprised by how long it's gone on.

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by nismosr

Rapha's respond but I'm kind a lost, so sports authority, dicks sporting or modells are not considered 'sporting or specialized' even though they sell mostly sport clothing to every outdoor and indoor sport out there. and these store in nj does not charge tax on any clothing and shoes.

Hello Nismosr,

Thank you for your note. We are required to charge sales tax in NJ as 'sporting' or 'specialized' clothing is taxable. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

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Tim

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by bricky21

Lots of stuff at Dick's is worn as casual apparel. I'd be surprised if they're not charging tax on football cleats.

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by kode54

nismosr wrote:Rapha's respond but I'm kind a lost, so sports authority, dicks sporting or modells are not considered 'sporting or specialized' even though they sell mostly sport clothing to every outdoor and indoor sport out there. and these store in nj does not charge tax on any clothing and shoes.

Hello Nismosr,

Thank you for your note. We are required to charge sales tax in NJ as 'sporting' or 'specialized' clothing is taxable. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

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Best,
Tim

Timothy Coghlan


i got the same email from Tim. kind of an odd response as any sporting place like you mention doesn't charge NJ sales tax regardless of being specialized. a place like REI is similar...no sales tax for clothing.
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by bricky21

What you're saying is that you can buy these in New Jersey without paying sales tax?
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by nismosr

yes ...
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:lol:

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by nismosr

A little update, I have some items on my Rapha account that total $160 plus $9.80 for tax so I decided to hold off on the order. I tried checking out tonight and to my surprised the tax went down to $2.10 I'm guessing for the 2 Rapha Caps in the basket for $30. I'm happy with that .. Thanks Rapha !

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Well, the taxabiliity should depend on exactly what you purchased. A few minutes with google revealed:
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/su4.pdf p. 22 wrote:Sport or recreational equipment that is worn only
in conjunction with a particular sport is taxable.
Articles which can be adapted for general use not
exclusively connected with a sporting activity
are exempt from tax.

Taxable:
Athletic Shoes (cleated or spiked)
Ballet and Tap Shoes
Baseball and Hockey Gloves
Bicycle Shorts (padded)
Bowling Shoes
Fishing Boots (waders)
Gloves (e.g., baseball, bowling, boxing,
hockey, golf)
Goggles
Golf Shoes
Hand and Elbow Guards
Helmets (sports and motorcycle)
Ice Skates
Life Preservers and Vests
Mouth Guards
Protective Masks
Roller Blades
Roller Skates (boot and screw-on)
Shin Guards and Padding
Shoulder Pads
Ski Boots
Skin Diving Suits
Snorkel and Scuba Masks
Sweatbands
Swim Fins
Track Shoes and Cleats
Waders
Wetsuits and Fins

Exempt:
Athletic Supporters
Childrenís Sports and Play Uniforms (e.g.,
football, baseball, karate)
Hooded Shirts
Jogging or Running Shoes, Suits
Knitted Caps or Hats
Overshoes, Coats, Mittens, Parkas, and
Trousers (sometimes sold in the trade as
hunting, skating, and skiing apparel but
suitable for general outdoor wear and
commonly worn other than in a particu-
lar sport)
Pullovers, Turtlenecks, and Other Sweaters
Ski Masks


bricky21 wrote:What you're saying is that you can buy these in New Jersey without paying sales tax?
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nismosr wrote:yes ...
WRWONG!!!!! unless they're for chidlren

Taxable:
Athletic Shoes (cleated or spiked)

And I'm not even from Joisey. Youse got a problem wit 'dat?

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by nismosr

HammerTime2 wrote:Well, the taxabiliity should depend on exactly what you purchased. A few minutes with google revealed:
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/su4.pdf p. 22 wrote:Sport or recreational equipment that is worn only
in conjunction with a particular sport is taxable.
Articles which can be adapted for general use not
exclusively connected with a sporting activity
are exempt from tax.

Taxable:
Athletic Shoes (cleated or spiked)
Ballet and Tap Shoes
Baseball and Hockey Gloves
Bicycle Shorts (padded)
Bowling Shoes
Fishing Boots (waders)
Gloves (e.g., baseball, bowling, boxing,
hockey, golf)
Goggles
Golf Shoes
Hand and Elbow Guards
Helmets (sports and motorcycle)
Ice Skates
Life Preservers and Vests
Mouth Guards
Protective Masks
Roller Blades
Roller Skates (boot and screw-on)
Shin Guards and Padding
Shoulder Pads
Ski Boots
Skin Diving Suits
Snorkel and Scuba Masks
Sweatbands
Swim Fins
Track Shoes and Cleats
Waders
Wetsuits and Fins

Exempt:
Athletic Supporters
Childrenís Sports and Play Uniforms (e.g.,
football, baseball, karate)
Hooded Shirts
Jogging or Running Shoes, Suits
Knitted Caps or Hats
Overshoes, Coats, Mittens, Parkas, and
Trousers (sometimes sold in the trade as
hunting, skating, and skiing apparel but
suitable for general outdoor wear and
commonly worn other than in a particu-
lar sport)
Pullovers, Turtlenecks, and Other Sweaters
Ski Masks


bricky21 wrote:What you're saying is that you can buy these in New Jersey without paying sales tax?
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nismosr wrote:yes ...
WRWONG!!!!! unless they're for chidlren

Taxable:
Athletic Shoes (cleated or spiked)

And I'm not even from Joisey. Youse got a problem wit 'dat?


haha lol - anyway my last time ordering from Rapha I guess .. hehe

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