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General Sales tax question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikewashere05, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. mikewashere05

    mikewashere05 Well-Known Member
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    Ok, here is my situation.

    Primary line is in Connecticut (I have an address there).
    I have another address in Florida.
    I'm currently in California until May, and have an address here.

    As I understand, if I buy the phone in CA I have to pay the 9.75% sales tax on the full MSRP. So we're looking at like $50.

    Can I avoid this if I buy it online but ship it to CA? Anything I can do to save some dough?
     

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  2. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member
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    They might charge your tax based off the billing location. But at the sametime I have learned most places will not send stuff to addresses that are not the billing address for higher priced items especially.
     
  3. Kyreba

    Kyreba Active Member
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    If you buy it at Costco you will pay tax on the wholesale cost vs retail. Wholesale on the droid is 250.
    I don't know about online but if you go to Orange county tax is 8.75%. Saves 1%
     
  4. jlb0305

    jlb0305 Well-Known Member
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    Buying online from a store without a physical location in your state is tax free*...




    * note you are supposed to claim it when filing your taxes. I live near Delaware (tax free shopping) and PA asks if you bought large ticket items tax free
     

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