Anyone NOT pay sales tax on their 4S in California??

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ivabign, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Ivabign
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    I got my bill and I remember when checking out online it showed $263 in charges - $199 for the 4S - $43 in tax - and a $20 early upgrade charge...

    I looked at Credit card bill and I paid $199 only - the email Verizon sent me said "In California sales tax is paid on the unsubsidized price of the phone - in your case the price is 0.00"

    I got my bill and there is still no other charge than the $199 for the phone...

    Was there a change in procedure?

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    Sorry, should have been in the main page - if there is a moderator on duty - maybe move?
     
  2. hwojtek
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    $199 iPhone and $43 California sales tax? Last week when I was shopping in one of the LA Apple Stores, the sales tax was 8.75%. Where exactly in California is the sales tax rate 23%?
     
  3. stickybuns
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    Some states base the tax on the out of contract price rather than the subsidized price.
     
  4. Ivabign
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    In California the sales tax is based on the unsubsidized price of the phone - $649.00

    It may have been more than $43 in tax - but the point was - I paid zero... very strange.
     
  5. hwojtek
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    Maybe there is still some processing to do (your contract is terminated early), so the tax will be billed to your credit card later?
     
  6. Ivabign
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    You know that's what I thought - but I looked at my records - it isn't on my current bill - and every time I purchased a phone previously - I was billed the full tax amount at the time of purchase...

    Oh well, I just wondered if anyone else had this happen....

    Is there anyone from California that only paid $199 when they bought their subsidized iPhone 4S online?
     
  7. hbdude
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    I'm from Socal & have thought it very strange I haven't been charged sales tax on my 32g 4s...my CC was charged $299 & that's all I've paid to date.

    I ordered online via AT&T whereas friends that ordered online via Apple store did pay CA sales tax.

    My last upgrade in January '11, IP4 bought at Apple Store, i paid the full subsidized sales tax.

    ...not going to complain saving $60-$80!!
     

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