Tax Bull****

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 103734, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. 103734 Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    #1
    I can't believe that I had to pay nearly $30 more in sales tax because I purchased my iPhone at a Apple store and not AT&T. According to the employees at the Apple Store in Brea, CA people who are buying their iPhone in Apple Stores have to pay sales tax on the full price of the phone (599/699) no matter what price they paid!! Yet if you go to AT&T you only pay tax on the price of the sale.


    I have never heard something so absurd, sales tax is tax on the price of the sale, not some price they decide the product is worth!!!

    I wish I would have known this before I went to an Apple Store instead of AT&T.....
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
  3. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Location:
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    #3
    that is kind of odd
     
  4. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    #4
    If you bought it from the AT&T store you would still be paying the same amount in tax. Trust me on this because I know!
     
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #6
    I agree
     
  6. 103734 thread starter Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    #8
    Oh so people at AT&T paid the same price? I was just mad because he told me that people who purchased at the Apple Store paid full tax, if everyone paid the same price than I wouldn't be mad.
     
  7. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #9
    Yes, he was wrong. As long as you are talking about the same state, it was the same.
     
  8. Slypr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    #10
    I got mine at AT&T and they did the tax based off of the subsidized price (299)
     
  9. SWC macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #11
    We've been through this with the last iPhone. I beleive it boiled down to some states require tax on full price while other states its only on actual price paid. Or you could just move here and pay no sales tax.
     
  10. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Location:
    Southern California
  11. osin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey
  12. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    #14
    lol, $30 more...CA tax puts us at $60 more...:(
     
  13. cWeems macrumors 6502a

    cWeems

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Location:
    FLORIDA, USA
    #15
    never heard of that (im in FL) thats weird though!
     
  14. megapopular macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    #16
    luckily for you, AT&T is a "wireless" company, thus not having a true physical presence, hence not having to follow the CA tax laws. (super heavy sarcasm inserted)
     
  15. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    #17
    Big deal, its CA law... if you don't like it return it or buy it else where (store, state, etc...).
     
  16. joro macrumors 68020

    joro

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Location:
    Virginia
    #18
    I live in NC and the taxes in CA are CRAZY!!! For a state government who is always on television complaining about not having money, I’m surprised they don’t considering they tax the crap out of everything! Geez! :eek:
     
  17. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

    bobsentell

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    Alabama
    #19
    I bought mine online....no taxes. Plus, Alabama only makes you pay taxes on the sale price.
     
  18. alansaysstop macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Location:
    Roseville
    #20
    By here, I'm assuming your location of DELAWARE. No thanks. Michigan is bad enough, but to trade it for no taxes but live in Delaware is the worst idea I've ever heard ;) Just messing with you. Isn't Mass. the same way?
     
  19. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

    Akira1980

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Location:
    San Diego
    #21
    Currently, sales tax in most CA county is 8.75%.
     
  20. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    #22
    thread

    I started the previous thread on this, but I think the same holds true.

    If one bought in CA, at ATT, apple or online, I THINK that all those entities HAVE to charge the tax on the full retail price, if purchased locally, or shipped to a CA address?
     
  21. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Location:
    FL
    #23
    Just thank your government for that. If you are complaining now just wait. Change you can believe in!
     
  22. rKunda macrumors 65816

    rKunda

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    #24
    Every city I know of in SoCal is higher than that.
     
  23. SkylerXR macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    #25
    It's not limited to Apple stores, you'll be charged the same additional sales tax from AT&T stores.
     

Share This Page