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  •  You pay no sales tax (3+ / 0-)
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    Capt Crunch, offgrid, Chitownliberal7

    not because none is owed, but because Amazon is not required to collect it where you live.

    As far as where or how you are supposed to pay it, it depends on the law where you live. In Maryland, where I live, for example, any online purchase or purchases made from out of state are subject to a 6% "use tax". It's not on the state tax return, you're expected to report it quarterly on a separate form and submit your check. Nobody does it. This law would give the state a mechanism for collecting that money from the vendor instead of relying on the resident to have to track and pay that money after the fact.

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