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  1. Trranceman macrumors newbie

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    hi, im going to usa, to Washington and then to NY, i want to visit apple store and buy the new ipad, on apple website there is written that it costs $499 but then i heard that they will add extra taxes which depends on which state you are, can you tell me if it is true and if yes, where it would be cheaper in NY or in Washington, thanks
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Google "sales tax in _____"
    But I'll bet NYC sales taxes are higher than D.C.'s
     
  3. wpotere Guest

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    Yep, unlike Europe, we don't pay what that price posted is as there are sales taxes added to it. So it will cost you more than $499. Every state is different so you will have to Google it as suggested. That was one of the things I loved about living in Germany. I knew exactly what I was paying at all times.
     
  4. Trranceman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes but will there be a tax-free for a tourists in apple store? so then i can get the money in the airport

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    New York has a 4% state sales tax
    Washington has a 6.5% statewide sales tax
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I don't think it is tax free for tourists. We don't care where you come from, or how long you are going to be here - we just want your money!!:D ;)

    I think you might double check that sales tax figure for New York. I believe the sales tax is more than 4%. Perhaps some New Yorker here on MR can give you the NYC sales tax.
     
  6. wpotere Guest

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    I believe D.C. sales tax is 6%. I think you got Washington state rather than D.C.

    As for tax free, I don't think that any state will refund your money. Sorry, but I believe that you will be paying the state tax on it.

    NYC is about 8.8%... 4% percent state and then the city added additional taxation on top.

    Welcome to the USA!
     
  7. Shrink, Apr 11, 2012
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    Correct - I just checked. New York City tax is 8.875%.
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Which Washington are you going to, the state of Washington (Northwest of US), or Washington, DC (Capital, Middle of EastCoast).


    I think WashingtonDC sales tax is something around 6-7%. VA sales tax (I don't think they have Apple stores in DC), is 5%. There's an Apple store in Pentagon City mall (About 10 minutes drive outside of DC).
     
  9. Trranceman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im going to DC, thank you for your help guys it really helped me
     

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