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@Fishmomma (11523)
United States
March 29, 2017 6:59am CST
I have made purchases at Amazon for many years. Its easy to compare prices quickly to save the most money and it doesn't take very long. Many times I can save more by buying online, as there is no gas cost and many stores offer free shipping. Now 4 states will be paying sales tax starting April 1 Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico will have to pay like 40 other states are paying the tax now. You might be thinking doesn't she know there are 50 states. The other 5 don't have a sales tax. Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon and I was surprised about 1 on the list, as didn't know New Hampshire doesn't charge sales tax. Did you know 5 states don't have a sales tax?
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@marlina (71273)
• Canada
29 Mar 17
No, I didn't know that but it is understandable as I am not American.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I know it has to be hard for online stores to collect sales tax, as cities in this state don't all have the same sales tax. Thanks for posting.
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@OneOfMany (12406)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I know Pennsylvania doesn't have a sales tax on food. If it's listed as 3.99, that's what you pay. At least at super markets. I'm sure gas stations find a way around that! :P
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 17
There isn't a sales tax on food in California. Other items the sales tax is high in this state.
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@OneOfMany (12406)
• United States
29 Mar 17
@Fishmomma California doesn't need a tax on everything. Its cost of living is already too high. You couldn't survive in California making 30k a year, but here you can live just fine. In fact, you can even buy a decent house for 20k. Not a spectacular house, but some of those 500k homes there might be 20 to 40k here.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 17
@OneOfMany I agree about the cost of living, as use to live in Oregon. The houses just keep going up, which means more people have to share a home if they buy or buy in a different state.
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• United States
29 Mar 17
I like shopping on Amazon also. I pay sales tax if the seller is from CA if not it's tax free.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 17
Its a really quick way to get items, as I have Prime with 2 day shipping.
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• United States
29 Mar 17
@Fishmomma me too! I also have Amazon prime, very convenient
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Mar 17
I am not in the US but those states that don't have to pay taxes are lucky @Fishmomma
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@Courtlynn (66645)
• United States
29 Mar 17
I knew i just didnt know which ones besides new hampshire. As my cousins use to live there
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