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  1. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Hi again :)

    I posed this inquiry to NYS, and I was told that the tax is correct, b/c "the state and local sales tax was based on a total taxable receipt of $754.44"

    I guess I am missing...
  2. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Yep - saw that.
  3. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Thanks.

    Ok, so I finally go a hold of the bill.

    http://jeffreyhayat.com/temp/bill.jpg

    The first problem I see, is the percentages are wrong.

    2.35% of $710 (I am pretty sure that shipping...
  4. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Thanks for that.

    Read it and understand it, but it doesn't sit right with me. Called NYS dept of tax & finance, and was told there is no addtl tax on the sales of cell phones. Yes to plans, but...
  5. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Didn't think so.

    Just chatted w/the company. I was told there is an excise tax in NY on cellphone sales. The excise tax is an equipment tax that applies. The state of New York and New York City,...
  6. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Thanks.

    No service nor contract was purchased - only the phone itself.

    As for "free cell service" provided, no I really don't think so. It would have listed that on the bill, no?



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  7. Re: Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    This is the order:

    Apple iPhone 11 64GB
    Device $700.00
    SUBTOTAL $700.00
    EXPRESS SHIPPING $10.00
    ESTIMATED TAXES $111.41
    TOTAL $821.41

    I am open to the possibility of "Taxes" being...
  8. Sales Tax on Smart Phones More Than Local Tax?

    Hi

    My mom lives in NYC, where the sales tax is 8.875%

    She just bought an iPhone11 over the phone from her carrier, Consumer Cellular, which she had shipped to her house. The sale w/shipping was...
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