Back to School and tax exempt?

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  1. dex22 macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend plans to buy a macbook and iPod using the Back to School promo. She is also a filmmaker, which in TX means it's a tax-free purchase.

    We know Apple will give her a student discount, and we know they allow these tax exemptions.

    Does anyone know if they will or will not combine them in a single transaction, or if this would affect the iPod rebate?

    She would also like to know if she can split the purchase across two credit cards.
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    If she's a student and has tax-exempt status I don't see any reason why she wouldn't be allowed to use both, the worst they can do is say no.
     
  3. mwp98223 macrumors 6502

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    Have you just asked Apple?
     
  4. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple tends to split up credit card charges (which doesn't make much sense fee wise for them), which would lead me to believe that either/or is possible. As for splitting credit cards, I would assume they can do this. The thing with that is, you'd probably want to call Apple to order or go to a store, I don't think you can split the cards in the online store.
     
  5. dex22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    She'd like me to take her to the Austin store this evening to do the business... She's switching :)

    Thanks for the answers - any dissenters?
     
  6. dex22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called the Apple Store, and they said either/or. It is a condition of the Back to School promo that taxes are paid.

    They also said the waters are muddied because macbook would be tax exempt and the iPod wouldn't be - which means they;d have to be on separate receipts, which doesn't meet the single invoice requirement of the offer.

    So, that's the final word.
     
  7. astrostu macrumors 6502

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    Hope it's not too late for this, but ...

    How much is tax? When I get my new Mac Pro, a ~$3000 machine (well, around $2500 from Apple), it's going to come with $211 in tax (8.45% here) on the $2500 part from Apple. Which is $12 more than the $199 rebate you get for the iPod. So, depending upon what tax is and how expensive the individual machine, it's a simple matter of which is cheaper.
     
  8. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you're probably better off paying the taxes and getting a free iPod, unless your tax rate is through the roof.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Could you just let them charge you sales tax on a single receipt/invoice and then file for a refund after?
     
  10. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if that's right. Last year during tax free I got a MBP and an iPod, but because only computer is tax-free, they have to put them on separate receipt. But since this is known to the rebate center, they still processed them.

    I'd give the rebate center a call.
     

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