Do you pay sales tax on Amazon in NY?

gusping

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I'm going to New York soon on holiday and want to order some headphones off Amazon.com. They are $250 so will I pay that or will I also pay sales tax on top so it comes to $270?

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MAH11

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I'm going to New York soon on holiday and want to order some headphones off Amazon.com. They are $250 so will I pay that or will I also pay sales tax on top so it comes to $270?

Thanks
Yes, if you are having it shipped to a NY address. The tax rate is determined by the county to which your order is shipped.
 
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Yes, if you are having it shipped to a NY address. The tax rate is determined by the county to which your order is shipped.
Don't know if that's true. Sometimes I get tax and sometimes I don't and everything I order is shipped to the same place... my house.
 

hallux

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Don't know if that's true. Sometimes I get tax and sometimes I don't and everything I order is shipped to the same place... my house.
Oh... Maybe it depends on what type of item you buy?
It may depend on if the actual seller has a presence in NY. On my 2 most recent orders, one was taxed and the other wasn't but they were sold/shipped by 2 different vendors. I know one of the vendors DOES have a presence in NY (where I live) and that entire order was taxed.
 

chrfr

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Don't know if that's true. Sometimes I get tax and sometimes I don't and everything I order is shipped to the same place... my house.
It depends from whom you're buying the item. If it's an item that's sold by Amazon, you'll pay sales tax. If the item is sold by another vendor but fulfilled by Amazon you may not pay tax if that vendor is not based in, or have a business location in, New York.

Oops, just noticed the post above mine saying the same thing.
 

Alex Meek

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Don't know if that's true. Sometimes I get tax and sometimes I don't and everything I order is shipped to the same place... my house.
That is only because of the variation happens in tax laws.... Otherwise no such reason.