Can anyone help me with my legal question? I just sold my old mower on consignment with a dealer out of town who sold me my new one. His fee was 10%. I told him start at $2500, and we will take $2000 for it. Anyways he sold it and I get the check. He sold the mower for $2000 with sales tax, and then kept the sales tax, so I ended up with like 1800 minus his 10% fee. I got ripped and I'm pissed. However he is the dealer for my new mower and is currently the one dealer I could turn to if something happened to it, because he also loans mowers when servicing. Anyways my question is: Is he allowed to deduct the sales tax for himself, on consignment? What exactly are the rules on sales tax when saling equipment?