iPhone tax in CA - help

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

  1. reemas macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    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


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    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


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    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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