Internet sales tax

in General Discussion edited January 2014
How does it work? I know that usually there's a thing about a retail presence in your state that will require your paying tax. Makes sense. So I order from and have to pay tax. But I just ordered a couple of books from and no sales tax. What's that about? I know there is one in NC, it's a couple miles away. Anyone know the rules of this? TIA.

ps - My invoice/email receipt said $0.00 for tax, so it's a sure thing. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">


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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Perhaps they include the tax in the price. I know Ritz Camera does that. Officially, aren't we supposed to declare these purchases anyway?
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    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>] Officially, aren't we supposed to declare these purchases anyway? </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Umm, yeah. I'm working on those forms right now...

    I guess it's possible that the tax was included in the price, but it says $0.00 for the tax in the receipt.

    edit: Nope, the price is the list price minus 20%. Interesting. I wonder if b&n is gonna get in trouble...

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    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    i think the tax isn't so much if there exists a branch in your state, but if the hq is. I dont know where bn is based, but if it was in your state, then I think you'd pay state taxes. Or maybe its not where the hq is, but where the warehouse is. But I definitely dont' think its whether or not there is a chain in your state.
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