12-24-2011 02:20 AM
It's come to my attention that best buy is apparently charging tax on gift card purchases when the gift card comes with some other item (example: buy a 360, get a 20 dollar gift card free). I'm about 99 percent sure that Best Buy will charge sales tax when I use that gift card. But when the item is rung up, the "free" gift card comes in at whatever denomination it actually is, and the item is discounted that mcuh. I'm sure that's a policy to prevent return fraud or something like that. That's fine, I can understand that - but in turn, that means the gift card is being taxed twice because of how the purchase rings up. Moreover, reward zone points aren't granted for the gift card portion of the purchase (which, while only 20-50 points in many cases, they're still points the customer should get). This whole process seems a little shady, but maybe I misunderstood, maybe BB is doing it different than how I described. I'd be curious to see - do states even allow GC purchases to be taxed?
12-24-2011 11:22 AM
12-24-2011 11:24 AM
12-24-2011 12:17 PM
I appreciate you guys' answer, but in these hypothetical situations, the receipt looks like this:
Xbox 360 (250 gig): 250
50 dollar gift card: 50
Total :330 (I used tax of 10 percent cuz that's an easy number).
So yeah, the gift card would be taxed in that situation. Moreover, they would only give you reward zone points for the 250 for the xbox - not the 50 for the gift card (even though you won't get any reward points for spending that gift card) I just saw the receipt of someone this happened to. This is disappointing
12-24-2011 12:52 PM
12-24-2011 01:06 PM
I literally just saw a receipt where someone was charged tax on the whole purchase, not just the discounted part. I think might be different for consoles than it is games or dvds or soemthing then, not sure. But you should get RZ points on the whole purchase - you don't get them when using the card, but you do when buying them (or so RZ has told me in the past)
12-24-2011 02:33 PM