No. Where I am there is no tax for something like this. And look at what you just said. It can’t come out both in the transfer AND at the end.
You can’t just say “no, you’re wrong” and just throw out a flimsy, baseless idea.
3 different people have tested it, and 1600 ink cleanly came out to $1.33. Whether it was paid for or earned free. No tax would account for a loss of 1/3, as the purchase price is $1.99.
And as @jensrichard77 pointed out: if there is tax, it’s paid outright by the purchaser not secretly deducted from the transfer, as they paid higher that $1.99
Where do you live that taxes are secretly removed rather than added on?