iPhone tax in CA - help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by reemas, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. reemas macrumors member

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    I just purchased and iPhone in CA through the premier website. the phone was 299 and the tax was 41.17.

    i thought tax in CA was 8.25% so the tax should have been 24.67.

    anyone know why the huge tax? AT&T said i should take it up with the government... lame. i feel like they overcharged. they said they can't breakdown taxes.

    any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    the tax is for the unsubsidized price of the phone, which i think is $499. and 8.25% of $499 is $41.17.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

    abijnk

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    That's exactly correct.

    Also, this has been addressed, just FYI. You might be able to find more detailed explanations in those threads.
     
  4. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    if you buy from at&t store they only charged 299 tax. happened to me and my friend, he bought at apple store paid 499 + tax, i bought at at&t store charged 299 + tax
     

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