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Originally Posted by Bekologist
out here in the West there is reverse reciprocity by participating states and business (totally voluntary) where a state that has a state sales tax allows tax free purchases to be made by residents of Oregon or Alaska when they buy or ship items in for use in their home states. don't know how that affects internet purchases by im betting oregon or alaska residents don't pay sales tax on nashbar stuff.
You win your bet, Bek. In fact I haven't been charged sales tax for any internet or mail order commerce since I moved to OR. I learned how far the reciprocity goes in person when I went to a Nortstrom's in Bellevue to pick up a tube of lipstick for a wedding I was attending. My OR residency came out with small talk with the salesclerk, she looked at my OR driver's license, pushed a couple of buttons on the register, and voila! no WA sales tax to pay. Pretty cool.
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