Ordering in store, Question about sales tax

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sukanas, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if the sales tax of the phone (taxed $650 even when you get it subsidized for 199) is based on where your phone bill is or where youre getting the iphone itself from? I tried calling verizon but they couldnt give a clear answer, thanks!
     
  2. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Tulipo macrumors member

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    Sales tax is determined by destination of the delivery.
     
  4. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so that means its the store I buy it from right? not my billing address?
     
  5. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Full price tax is charged only in CA, MA, RI.
     
  6. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i am in cali :(
     
  7. Tulipo macrumors member

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    Yes that means if you pick it up from a store in CA you will be charged CA sales tax.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Then you're paying full tax.
    Mine was also $45 in taxes for the 16GB i5.
    Sucks.
     
  9. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    My billing is in fullerton which is 7.75%, the apple store i want to go to is in cerritos (closer to work) which is 8.75%. i know 1% isn't a big deal but its still a good amount since its being taxed on 650 and 750 (buying two subs phones). So am I going to be charged the 7.75 because thats where Im being billed or 8.75 because thats where im picking up the phone?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If its mailed to you then its according to your billing/shipping zip code.
    If you're picking it up at the store it goes according to the stores zip but not 100%.
    You can call and ask to be certain.
     
  11. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    It would be based on the POS tax. If it's online being shipped to your home, its that home tax rate. If you are buying at a store, it would be that store's tax rate
     
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Like you said, 1% is not a big deal.

    Any answer you get here, or by calling in is just as likely to wrong as right. Good luck.
     
  13. Tulipo macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure they are going to charge you the Cerritos rate because that is where the item is physically located during the sale.

    Did you order online and selected to pick up in store?
     

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