Apple store in Salem, NH sales tax?

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2010
    I will be driving down to NH from New York ... and i know NH is a tax free state ... there is this apple store at 99 Rockingham Park Blvd. Salem, NH 03079 i want to go visit, my question is if i get a mac book pro air ultimate or an ipad at that location would i just pay the price and no tax, my credit card has billing address in new york. thanks
  2. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Don't know about NY laws but being in MA I used to do this all the time. Sure you are supposed to report it on your taxes, but I would go in with a MA school ID, MA drivers license, MA bank account and never once paid taxes. It was a nice loophole when I was in school. Now, I just can usually get a deal on Amazon with free shipping and no taxes so I don't deal with the trip from Boston to get goods.

    I got the very first Aluminum Powerbook to leave their store when I was in college :)

    PS.. if you've never been there, getting off the highway and into the mall can be somewhat confusing. Good luck ;)
  3. mrbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    Your credit card billing address doesn't matter if you are buying in store - you will not be charged sales tax if you buy in New Hampshire.

    HOWEVER, if your state has a "use tax," you will be required to declare your purchase on your yearly income tax return and pay the use tax rate. But... States rarely enforce their use tax rules.

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