Going to Oregon to avoid sales tax

Jonhlee

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I am going to be visiting portland during 6/13 - 6/15
Assuming apple announce the new mac book pro this wwdc, because there is a possibility apple store will not have the spec I am looking for, is it possible to order it to my house (seattle) and pay for it there in the store? Will i still be able to avoid tax that way?
 
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flowrider

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Why not order it over the phone before you go so they can have it in hand when you arrive?

Lou
 

lederermc

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I am going to be visiting portland during 6/13 - 6/15
Assuming apple announce the new mac book pro this wwdc, because there is a possibility apple store will not have the spec I am looking for, is it possible to order it to my house (seattle) and pay for it there in the store? Will i still be able to avoid tax that way?
If you order to be picked up in the store then sales tax is based on the store's location. I once did this and picked up a customized 2012 mac mini in Anchorage while on business.
 

ExGMan

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I am going to be visiting portland during 6/13 - 6/15
Assuming apple announce the new mac book pro this wwdc, because there is a possibility apple store will not have the spec I am looking for, is it possible to order it to my house (seattle) and pay for it there in the store? Will i still be able to avoid tax that way?
You could avoid any sales tax by buying it from Adorama or B&H in NY and having it shipped to your home/business.
 

smirking

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Tax is always based on the shipping address.
Not so. I've bought most of my Macs online from PowerMax in Oregon. They never charged me sales tax, but you still owe sales tax on your purchases in the form of use tax reported when you file your taxes each year.

Even if they don't collect sales tax from you at time the purchase, you still owe it.
 
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JesterJJZ

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Not so. I've bought most of my Macs online from PowerMax in Oregon. They never charged me sales tax, but you still owe sales tax on your purchases in the form of use tax reported when you file your taxes each year.

Even if they don't collect sales tax from you at time the purchase, you still owe it.
Well, also if they have representation in the ship to state. Basically, if there's an Apple store in your state, you will be taxed. Pickup or ship to must be in a Non-Apple state to not be taxed...
 

smirking

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Well, also if they have representation in the ship to state. Basically, if there's an Apple store in your state, you will be taxed. Pickup or ship to must be in a Non-Apple state to not be taxed...
That is true if you're buying direct from Apple, but if you're buying from a reseller, this isn't true... and I just realized that the OP specifically asked about buying from the Apple Store so nevermind what I said... totally irrelevant.

Yeah, for all orders direct from the Apple Store the shipping address determines the tax.
 

FrancisBryan

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My guess is
1 They will not announce a new Mac Book Pro next week
and
2 Even if they did, it would probably not be available for a few months.
Just a hunch!
 

flowrider

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^^^^From everything I've read, there will be no hardware releases at all.

Lou
 
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