Planet13 - 6:39 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ahh... thanks for finding that.
Well, best thing is to not overcharge for delivery (which is a good practice anyway) and be sure it is listed as a separate line item on the invoice.
However, that means if someone offers free shipping on an item (by building in the shipping fee to the product price), then the customer is going to be paying more in total sales tax.
Using the BOE example of a refrigerator costing $750 with a $50 shipping charge or an $800 refrigerator with free shipping, the customer is going to end up paying tax on an extra $50.
Wondering out loud here: Has anyone ever heard of people being fined by the BOE for not paying tax on the over charge of shipping charges? I know it must happen, but keeping all that data together would be a nightmare.