I went to purchase the tall light, the HF3470, and Woot wanted to charge me $7.31 in tax! I've shopped from Woot a lot, as recent as December for some Christmas gifts and never got charged tax. Furthermore, the light is only $69.99, so $7.31 is over 10% in tax! Higher than any tax in the nation, so I canceled the order, what's the deal?
Woot is now required to collect sales tax for orders shipped to AZ, CA, CT, GA, IN, KS, KY, MA, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV.
Also, if the item that you order is subject to sales tax in the state where it’s shipped to, tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of the item. Based on state tax laws, the total selling price of an item will generally include, among other things, shipping charges. The amount of tax charged on your order will depend on many factors including identity of the seller, type of item purchased and destination of the order.