Akitio Charged Me A $19.92 Federal Tax

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  1. photosmike macrumors member

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    I purchased an Akitio Thunder Dock at their on line store for $249 & I was charged $19.92 for what they call a Federal Tax. Anyone heard of this tax? I buy online frequently and have been never charged this tax.
     
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    That pencils out to exactly California's 8% sales tax and I see they are in Brea California. What state did you ship to?
     
  3. photosmike thread starter macrumors member

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    Florida
     
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    Looks like BS to me. They're collecting 8% tax for any order. I just added an item to cart from their store, the total shown had the tax already included and I had not even provided my address yet!

    Better off ordering it through Amazon.
     
  6. Peace, Apr 13, 2014
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    It is BS.. I went to their storefront and added it and before I filled anything out they added "tax"..Something we don't pay in Oregon.

    You can get it from Amazon for the "pre-tax" price of $249.

    To be fair to them they do not call it a Federal Tax.
     

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  7. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Us Oregonians don't pay any State Sales Tax. We're on the hook for other applicable taxes.
     
  8. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Amazon charges tax on orders to GA. I order from B&H or Newegg.
     
  9. bootz macrumors member

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    I just tested the site myself, and it seems to add the 8% tax regardless of the ship-to state. I'd call them out on it immediately. Hopefully it was just a test gone wrong...
     
  10. photosmike thread starter macrumors member

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    Copy of Invoice

    Thank you for placing your order with Akitio!
    This email is to confirm your recent order.
    Date 04/12/2014
    Shipping address
Florida 32835
United States
    Billing address

Florida 32835
United States
     1x Akitio Thunder Dock - Akitio Thunder Dock for $249.00 each
    Subtotal : $249.00 USD
    Federal Tax : $19.92 USD
    Shipping : $0.00 USD
    Total : $268.92 USD
     
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  12. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    There is no uniform sales tax. Total sales tax can vary by state, county, and even city.
     
  13. thedeske, Apr 14, 2014
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    Yep, just recently. Good ol days are over.

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    You also have PowerMax - one of the last who will ship authorized Apple product with no tax. Purchased several from them in the last few years. When it's a 2-3k plus order, waiting a few extra days is worth it. We're talkin' a few hundred bucks in tax.
     
  14. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    When I ordered my rMBP from MacMall, they wanted to charge sales tax as they had a business presence in our state. So I had them ship to my niece in a state next door where they had no presence.... and therefore no sales tax charged.

    In the fall many states will have a tax free weekend when clothes, computers and other items are sold tax free. Some states may have a limit on the quantities or dollar limits on computers. You can easily save $100-200 in taxes that weekend plus get free shipping. Great time to buy refurbed equipment.
     
  15. bootz macrumors member

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    Apples and oranges. If they have a presence in your state, you are supposed to pay sales tax. If you buy from out of state and sales tax is not collected, you are supposed to pay Use Tax to your state department of revenue. Charging a flat tax of 8% to all buyers fits neither of these models. I'd say what they are doing borders on illegal.
     

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