Going to Oregon to avoid sales tax

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  1. Jonhlee, May 29, 2018
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    Jonhlee macrumors newbie

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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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  3. flowrider macrumors 603

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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
     
  4. lederermc macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 603

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    Hmm, trying to figure out the difference between these two posts Unknown.png

    Lou
     
  6. Jonhlee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the responds

    Do you guys know how ordering to store works? Because my travel day is fixed do i just call them and give them the date and product i want?
     
  7. lederermc macrumors 6502

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    Guy #1 is suggesting a solution. Guy #2 says he did it in 2012. Although I placed my order online and selected the pick-up location.
     
  8. ExGMan macrumors newbie

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    You could avoid any sales tax by buying it from Adorama or B&H in NY and having it shipped to your home/business.
     
  9. smirking macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  10. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Trying to figure out why it's important to you. Hint, one post has a personal experience in it
    --- Post Merged, May 31, 2018 ---
    Not true for most companies only those who entered into a tax agreement with your state.
     
  11. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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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...
     
  12. smirking macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. FrancisBryan macrumors newbie

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    My guess is
    1 They will not announce a new Mac Book Pro next week
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    2 Even if they did, it would probably not be available for a few months.
    Just a hunch!
     
  14. flowrider macrumors 603

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

    Lou
     
  15. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

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    You should pay the sales tax in your place of residence instead of avoiding it.
     

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