HELP! 62 dollars of tax?!?!?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by john2049, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. john2049 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    so i gave up, thinking the white iphone ain't gonna be here (thanks apple...great "explanation" ;) )...(besides i bet i could swap it when it comes out anyway) so i finally got through apple's website! YES! and order the 32 gb black phone. either is an amzing device. what i am really shocked about is the 62 dollars in tax!!!! for a 300 dollar phone! that is about 21 percent tax...and in CA we are only 9.5....

    this is WITH the 18 dollar fee waived in addition. so that has nothing to do with it. anyone help?

  2. NateDMB macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2008
    In CA, you pay tax on the unsubsidised prices. It sucks, but that's how it works.
  3. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    In CA you pay sales tax on the total unsubsidized price. Same for two other states which I cannot remember.
  4. citron230 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    How can you live in California and not know this?
  5. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Move to another state.
  6. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Btw, that 9.5 tax is probably highest in the country. If not one of the highest.
    I live in MD and it's 6 % and I usually buy stuff in Virginia and it's 5%.
  7. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    Taxed on the subsidy, and taxed again on the monthly service. Gotta love CA.
  8. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    you can change the shipping address to another state.. say you have relatives in AZ? then you can have them over night it for you. youd get it the next day, but youd say about $40. good luck.
  9. SexyBeast macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    I love in CA and didn't know that. I was surprised.
  10. waltermitty macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2010
    My total for two 16GB Black iPhone Fours today was $398 with absolutely no tax mentioned from AT&T's website. I'm also in California.
  11. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008

    Wrong. I live in Crook County Illinois, we're at 10.25%. See what the country has to look forward to with Chicago Politicians in D.C. :D
  12. john2049 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    AHHHHH! i knew i remembered something like that from my previous iphone........seriously...what a joke! thank you apple and att....i thought we get a price break for signing with ATT....i guess not as much as they would like us to think, ;) freakin taxes in CA.....seems kind of deceitful to pay the higher tax...but that wouldn't be the first times taxes have been deceitful have they? Here's to you republicans and democrats!
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I buy my Apple products in Delaware. No sales tax at all. :)
  14. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Yes, you can ship it to me. ;)

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