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Old 09-12-06, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Flak
It was my understanding that only a few states charged sales tax for internet shopping. They determin this by your shipping address. Maybe you're in one of the unlucky states?
Not true. AFAIK, if you live in a state where you pay sales tax, you legally owe that money to the state whenever you make a purchase.

Paying this is YOUR obligation.

The states have set it up so that the retailers collect it and then send it to the state. If you are buying from a place that has no businesses that are in the state, then that retailer has no obligation to collect the tax for the state. But you still have an obligation to pay it. In Michigan, you can either do this on your MI-1040 or by filing a separate voucher.

yeah, I know. Nobody actually does this. But that's the law.
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