Online purchase clarification.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Panzo, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Panzo macrumors 6502

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    Just a quick question for anyone that lives in Canada, i was wondering if when you order online you save any taxes? Im in Quebec and i was wondering if i buy it online will i have to pay both federal and provincial taxes?
    Thank you in advance :)
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Apple collects the same taxes you'd pay if you bought locally.
     
  3. Panzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know macmall offers rebates or whatever it doesn't charge tax or something is there an equivalent in canada?
     
  4. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    Don't know how it works in Canada, but in the States, an online retailer generally does not have to collect state sales tax from a sale if it doesn't have a physical business presence in said state.

    For example, if I order something off Amazon and have it shipped to Michigan, they don't charge sales tax. However, having that same item shipped to Kentucky will incur 6% sales tax, as Amazon has a major distribution warehouse in Kentucky.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Also if the store you buy from has an affiliate program they have to charge taxes if your state requires it.
     

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