Ordering new iPhone without Sales Tax

Fried Chicken

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I think apple is in cohorts with some larger institution (read: fedgov). I cannot find an online retailer outside of my state to get an iPhone. Literally any other apple product is no problem, but iPhone? Nope.
 

AlliFlowers

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I think you mean kahoots and not cohorts.

If the retailer has a brick and mortar store in your state, you must pay tax even if you make the purchase online. Most of these places won't/can't sell to you in another region. I have this with WalMart regularly. I want brand x soup. My mother can get it on WalMart.com, but it's not available to me.
 

Fried Chicken

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This sounds an awful lot like "how do I break the law?"
No.
Online retailers do not have to charge sales tax for states where they don’t have a physical presence. This was done so online retailers could be competitive against local businesses. There is nothing evil, wrong, or illegal about this practice.
 
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AustinIllini

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No.
Online retailers do not have to charge sales tax for states where they don’t have a physical presence. This was done so online retailers could be competitive against local businesses. There is nothing evil, wrong, or illegal about this practice.
Tough luck. Pay your tax and enjoy your device. It's part of affording the device.
 
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