What about tax

margiejo765

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The last iPhone I bought Apple charged me tax on the retail price ($599.)of the phone instead of what I bought it for ($199.)has anyone noticed what they've been charged
It burns my britches that it's even legal to do that
 

verwon

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It is in some states/provinces.....thus it depends on where you live.

I'm in Washington, so we only pay on the subsidized price.
 

iPhoneFan10

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I paid slightly over 4% on my $299 sale this morning ($12.63 tax).. Total - $311.63
 

margiejo765

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I live in mass, I just felt ripped off its not the money it's the principle
 

ZR_Yancy

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I know Cali is one of the states that tax for full retail price.
 

billnye97

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Ohio taxes on the subsidized price not full retail but it didn't matter because I had to buy out of contract.
 

margiejo765

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My daughter & her boyfriend both just bought the 4s and signed 2 yr contracts they wish they were told while at AT&T they would've waited. both paid full value price as well on the tax
 

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Not all stores do that. I bought my last phone at SAMs club, they only tax the selling price, not the full price. I think Walmart is the same
 

ipod

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Mine is $16.94 for a 32gb priced at $299
Does that sound right?
 

irainbow_chic

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My daughter & her boyfriend both just bought the 4s and signed 2 yr contracts they wish they were told while at AT&T they would've waited. both paid full value price as well on the tax

If it hasn't been thirty days, I'm pretty sure that they can take them back.
 
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Mine is $16.94 for a 32gb priced at $299
Does that sound right?
I'm not sure how tax works honestly, but that sounds about right. Maybe it's the area where you live in. Mine was $17 and a friends was $35.
 

Jill1228

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The last iPhone I bought Apple charged me tax on the retail price ($599.)of the phone instead of what I bought it for ($199.)has anyone noticed what they've been charged
It burns my britches that it's even legal to do that
If you are in Rhode Island or Cali, this is the way they roll! I got that rude awakening when I got my iPhone 4

I am in Iowa now. Thank goodness they did the tax on Iowa State 6%. In Linn County it is 7%
 

CASEACE79

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Gotta love Delaware. No sales tax on anything.
 

ITS ME DAVID

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I'm in Los Angeles I paid $505 with 2 year contract $199 16gb plus $250 early upgrade pricing plus tax $55
 

Yesim

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I am in Hongkong ,I paid about $630+sales tax about $80 when i got my iPhone 4S.