EV1 has a great deal on domains, but what is with the tax they charge. As I understand the tax law, you can only tax someone for something in your own state, unless the company has a presence of some sort in all 50 states, which I highly doubt, despite the size of EV1. And since it's usually just tangible products for tax, I always thought that domain names were classified as an intangible product.
This has been discussed before. I think there are many other reseller/registrars located in the same area as ev1 that does NOT charge tax yet they insist they are required to collect. Any people who live or know texas tax laws?
Let me get this straight: domains are not taxed if you buy them outside your own state?
Then the theory that buying domains in your own country is better is false? If I'd buy my domains outside of Belgium I wouldn't pay any taxes on it ???
Originally posted by Thane Or they may charge everyone taxes to pump the price up.
I spoke to one of their Sales Reps, and they informed me that it is in fact a Texas law requiring tax charged to all purchases (some states require tax only on tangible items, but apparently Texas says it doesn't matter if it's tangible or intangible).
This is a Texas Law and depending on who you talk to you can get different answers to what is taxable(hosting, isp, domains,etc). Some companies just figure this in as an expense like your would processing fees.