Apple Sales Tax

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ds111, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. ds111 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    So I was looking at other threads where people had ordered the 4S from AT&T, and realized, that AT&T doesn't charge sales tax. Now, I live in California which means I paid ~ $52 tax for each 16GB iphone I ordered (3 of them so total ~$156)...I was wondering if I could cancel my order with Apple, and re-order them at AT&T, and not have to pay the $156.

    Is this legal? Can I do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Helixc0de macrumors regular

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    This is completely legal. Just give a call to Apple at 1800-My-Apple
    and they will help you out.
     
  3. Ricko101 macrumors member

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    At&t WILL charge the sales tax, in any state where there is sales tax.
    As long as At&t has a retail operation present....
     
  4. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure where you heard they don't charge sales tax... but they do with every state that has a store..
     
  5. ds111 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can anyone confirm this? What have people in California's order totals been through AT&T?
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    You are paying taxes on the unsubsidized price of the iPhone in California PERIOD...:eek:
     
  7. cward0715 macrumors regular

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    AT&T charges sales tax, can't give a Cali number though.
     
  8. Goldinboy17, Oct 7, 2011
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    Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I also live in California and ordered online. I noticed that the pricing when you checkout doesn't include taxes. They're added on after your order ships.
     

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  9. ds111 thread starter macrumors member

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    Strange...Last year, I bought the iPhone 4 through AT&T and didn't pay taxes. I just forgot about that till now and looked at my bill from last year, and lo and behold, grand total was $199... Is this a new law?
     
  10. asouclks macrumors member

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    Live in southern CA :(
    32gb white $365.61
    64gb black $474.35
     
  11. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not. They've always charged sales tax. If you weren't charged it last year it must have a some sort of glitch.
     
  12. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you see $199 charge? I mean on the wireless bill or on CC statement?

    Somehow i feel that ATT did not charge me at all for iPhone 4.
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    As I stated before, I have (5) iPhones on my Family Plan and I've been paying taxes on my iPhones at the unsubsidized rate since 2007. If you didn't pay taxes; my hat is off to you b/c I'm definitely not in the same boat...:eek:
     
  14. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    Oh my! What is your sales tax rate? I live in NM and had 319 in total for 32 gb.
     
  15. 2010RS macrumors 6502

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    You live in AT&T? They should definitely give you a discount then.
     
  16. labman macrumors 604

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    it goes by state taxes some states require Texas on the subsidized price some states only charge taxes on the price paid. $199 $299 etc. So what ever the state requires no more or less.
     
  17. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    How does one live in AT&T. I'd like to try it myself! :D
     
  18. Amnesia87 macrumors 6502

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    <3
     
  19. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    lol @ trying to avoid uncle Sam sales tax! Not happening buddy! BTW if you didn't see the sales tax is because it will get charge whenever you received the iPhone and your first bill cycle.
     
  20. kumquat macrumors regular

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    Seriously?! I'm in LA and Sprint charged me $82.03 in sales tax for the 32GB!
     
  21. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    lol, typo :D
     
  22. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Paying sales tax on the full unsubsidized price is bogus. If AT&T is gonna pay for part of my phone, they should have to pay their part of the sales tax too. :mad:
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    ATT absolutely collects sales tax in CA. CA also requires that sales tax be paid on the unsubsidized price of the phone.
     

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