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Apple Reminds Customers in Some U.S. States of Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays

With a number of U.S. states preparing to host "sales tax holidays" in which certain items can be purchased without being subject to sales taxes, Apple has begun sending out emails to customers in those states reminding them of the potential to save significant amounts of money on purchases such as computers and accessories.

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Sales tax holidays are typically held in early August as back to school shopping is in full swing, and item eligibility varies by state, with clothing and school supplies being the most common exempt items while some states also include computers. Apple has a feature page highlighting the ten states where certain Apple products will qualify for tax-free status, including links to full details on eligible products and price limits for each of those states. States where some Apple products qualify for the programs include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

For education customers, the sales tax holidays come on top of Apple's discounted Mac pricing and its Back to School promotion, which offers customers gift cards of up to $100 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The gift cards are valid in any of Apple's digital stores, which include the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore.

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14 months ago
If California had a tax holiday, 30% of its residents would starve, die, or not be able to afford lottery tickets.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 months ago

Anybody do the math yet on the savings at 7% tax on new MBA.....

Looking for total out of pocket AFTER student discount and free App card and NO tax.

I'm at work and being lazy lol.

Thanks.


You had time to write this but couldn't figure out 7% of the msrp. How do I get a refund on the taxes spent on your education?
Rating: 8 Votes
14 months ago
People blame Apple when they avoid legally tax. But they themselves like to buy stuff on tax holiday. :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
Death to taxes
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
Thankfully when you're a multinational corporation with loophole lawyers every day is a tax holiday.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 months ago
We used to have a permanent tax holiday called Amazon.com, but the state of AZ sued them, and I guess since we have 2 or 3 distribution centers here, they now charge us tax. :/
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago

We used to have a permanent tax holiday called Amazon.com, but the state of AZ sued them, and I guess since we have 2 or 3 distribution centers here, they now charge us tax. :/


Hate to burst your bubble, but you never had a legal tax holiday on Amazon. It has always been and continues to be the responsibility of online shoppers to pay sales tax on all online purchases as part of their annual income tax filing. Given that almost no one does this, certain states have taken it upon themselves to put the burden on the seller to collect said tax.

You never had a tax holiday; you were simply engaging in tax evasion.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago

We used to have a permanent tax holiday called Amazon.com, but the state of AZ sued them, and I guess since we have 2 or 3 distribution centers here, they now charge us tax. :/


This is so silly. Why should rules be different when it comes to online merchants?

Correction.
Sales tax are always collected from merchants for the sale.
The merchants then decided to transfer the responsibility to the consumers by charging them the tax.

Speaking of which, what about those of us out of state customers going into these states to buy the items?


It gets confused quite a lot. Much of the time if sales tax wasn't paid, you owe use tax. It varies by state.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago

If California had a tax holiday, 30% of its residents would starve, die, or not be able to afford lottery tickets.


That's not supposed to be a problem is it?
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago

By owning a business before, I am pretty sure I know the tax code better than those who may not have.

What state? I have still not run into one in which you are correct. But I haven't handled sales taxes for all 50, yet. I've also never met an owner of a business that knew anything about taxes, they pay accountants for that.

Guess what I do.
Rating: 1 Votes

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