Marketplace sales have largely flown under the radar of state tax authorities. However, a small but growing number of states are now looking to tax them. The most recent, and most surprising, is South Carolina.
State sales tax laws differ with respect to thrift stores in general and nonprofit thrift stores in particular. To celebrate National Thrift Store Day, visit a thrift shop near you on Aug. 17 and see if it charges sales tax.
Books are subject to sales and use tax in the District of Columbia and all 45 states with a sales tax. At least books with paper pages are. The taxability of digital books is much less straightforward.