Apple Pay estimated sales tax?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Kevsta26, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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    I was charged an extra $2.20 in tax by using Apple Pay because it estimated the sales tax would be $11 when it was actually $8.80.

    Will I be refunded the $2.20 eventually, or so I just have to agree with whatever Apple Pay estimates?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    :apple:Pay does NOT have anything to do with it. All amounts of any purchase are determined by the store and approved by your financial institution. :apple:Pay is just the vehicle to carry all the info. So any questions must be directed to the store or your bank.
     
  3. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the store specifically shows I paid $2.20 less, and if I repeat the order, Apple Pay says I pay an estimated tax of $11, when the order shows the actual tax is $8.80, meaning Apple Pay is charging me $2.20 more. I don't see how that is the store or my banks fault.
     
  4. Julien, Dec 22, 2016
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    Agin it is 100% the store (or your bank) that is doing it (and everything) no matter what they say, show or do. Apple doesn't do anything because it CAN'T. :apple:Pay is just a 'dumb pipe for the water to flow through'. Apple has NO WAY of looking at, modifying, understanding, adding to, decrypting, or changing a transaction in any way. To Apple (or any other 3ed party) the transaction information is just a nonsensical jumble of data. It is 100% 'no can do' for Apple to modify in any way.

    Read this for an understanding of how :apple:Pay works and how it is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone including Apple to modify a transaction.

    http://www.kirklennon.com/a/applepay.html

     

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