Apple Reminding Shoppers of Upcoming 'Sales Tax Holiday' Discounts

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:07 AM PDT by Kelly Hodgkins
As spotted by iClarified, Apple is now reminding customers of upcoming "sales tax holidays" that allow residents in several US states to purchase select Apple gear without paying an additional sales tax charge. Customers potentially could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing high-priced items like MacBooks during this annual discount opportunity.

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If your state offers a tax holiday this summer, you can buy select Apple products without paying sales tax.* When shopping online, sales tax will appear during checkout, but you’ll see the correct tax amount on your email order confirmation.
The states that offer these summertime tax holidays that extend to Apple products include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee. You can find a list of dates and qualifying items here. In most states, the tax-free holiday begins August 1st and lasts only a few days.

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13 weeks ago

Are people in those states getting vacations days to shop? Do they gather together in families to celebrate? No? Then why would you call it a holiday?


The 4th definition of holiday in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "a period of exemption or relief"
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13 weeks ago

Are people in those states getting vacations days to shop? Do they gather together in families to celebrate? No? Then why would you call it a holiday?


Maybe because the taxes are on holiday ;)
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13 weeks ago
Of course Maryland, the stupid state, does not have a tax holiday.
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13 weeks ago

Of course Maryland, the stupid state, does not have a tax holiday.


Drive to Delaware. Always a tax holiday.
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13 weeks ago

Are people in those states getting vacations days to shop? Do they gather together in families to celebrate? No? Then why would you call it a holiday?


The 4th definition of holiday in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "a period of exemption or relief"


haha ouch. Poor guy.

North Carolina repealed this for 2014 because clearly this was an important step to take. Greedy little ****s.
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13 weeks ago
Stupid Arizona!!! :::::SHAKES FIST::::::
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13 weeks ago

Massachusetts tried getting us (NH) to collect taxes for them a few years ago. They thought we should have all our businesses check the drivers licenses of their customers and tax them as appropriate. Needless to say, the idea was never even considered.


Yeah, I've heard of WA state catching individuals for tax evasion (buying a car, a big screen TV, etc,) before. But to go after an Oregon-based (with no Washington presence) business seemed odd. ESPECIALLY when they said that the business itself was responsible for collecting and paying Washington sales tax.

It all hinged on the fact that the business (a mattress company,) was helping arrange for delivery to customer's homes in Washington. Note: the business itself wasn't delivering - it was merely arranging for delivery. Most news articles mention that if they had delivered using a "common carrier" like FedEx or UPS, they wouldn't have been liable. But because their products (mattresses) are big, they had to use shippers, which somehow ended up different.

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2012/01/04/mattress-world-sunk-by-washington-tax.html?page=all


Edit: Note to mods: part of this discussion seems to be wandering in to the realm of "tax policy" - which probably belongs under the Politics, Religion, Social Issues subforum. I wouldn't object to a thread split, with my own posts moving there.
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13 weeks ago

The 4th definition of holiday in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "a period of exemption or relief"


Ah, I see.

I'll be right back, I'm going to a bathroom holiday. :p

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So living in Florida it only applies up to $750 in computer purchases. I don't think this is worth it since Apple doesn't have a computer at that price point.


Has the Mac mini been discontinued? :confused:

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Dead link.


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13 weeks ago
This is the oddest holiday I've ever seen.
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13 weeks ago

California = California - 1


That'll work, but California-- is more efficient. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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