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How does the tax work? Is it tax free? Have you guys include this somewhere when you file your tax?

I want to do it legally so IRS doesn't come chase me down. But at the same time, if ordering out of state is tax free, then I will stop ordering from all the CA mailorder companies.

Please offer your comment and past experience. Thanks
 

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No charges at the time of your order, but I'm sure everyone here keeps their receipts and is honest and payse them when they do their taxes in the spring...
 

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I (and millions of others) have ordered thousands of $ worth of goods online and never paid Cali sales tax. I just got my Ibis Mojo online from a vendor in Colorado and saved nearly $500 because there was no tax, the main reason I ordered the bike instead of buying locally. The California gov't can suck my (insert body part of choice here) if they think I'm going to report it and pay the "use tax".

The only time I've ever heard of this being an issue is with cars that people purchase in Oregon. Oregon has no sales tax at all so people can save thousands by buying a car there and driving back to California. Only problem is they have to register it here when they get back and that all leaves a nice, tidy trail of paperwork that is impossible to get away from.
 

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Doesn't IRS do "random" audit? Something about 1 in 10 chance.

I am only saving a hundred plus on tax for the frame ordered out of state, but if IRS is going to be on my tail for the next few years as a result of audit, I might as well just pay it.

Bad logic?
 

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Mike E said:
The California gov't can suck my (insert body part of choice here) if they think I'm going to report it and pay the "use tax".
My sentiments exactly!

I bought a truck in Ohio a couple months before we moved out here so we would have a reliable vehicle to tow our u-haul trailer. I payed taxes on it in Ohio, but when we got to California and we registered it, they made us pay California taxes as well. I got raped twice! So the IRS can SUCK IT!

California has all these residents, and charges all these taxes, yet they're still in a budget crisis. I wonder how that would work on my boss, " I know you think you pay me a fair amount that should be enough to live on, but I wasted all my money on biking stuff, and paying several people to do the same repairs, so I'm gonna need you to give me a raise." Well, I guess if I had my own police force and a jail to throw my boss in, it might work...
 

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Loll said:
Doesn't IRS do "random" audit? Something about 1 in 10 chance.

I am only saving a hundred plus on tax for the frame ordered out of state, but if IRS is going to be on my tail for the next few years as a result of audit, I might as well just pay it.

Bad logic?
Yes, that's bad logic.
Sales tax is not collected by the IRS - the IRS is a federal government institution.
Also, I doubt that the state of California is going to audit you and force you to show them your credit card statements.
If a "hundred plus" isn't much money to you, then by all means, go ahead and report it on your state income tax form. I'm sure your contribution will be appreciated.
 

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stingray4540 said:
California has all these residents, and charges all these taxes, yet they're still in a budget crisis.
I'm confused, are you arguing for or against paying taxes? :rolleyes:
 
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