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Michael J. Long March 16th, 2008 07:11 AM

Sony FX1 Referbished
 
Can't remember which thread I read this on ,but yesterday I ordered a Referbished Sony FX1 direct from Sony. $2024.99 for cam and $169.99 for a 3 year extended warranty includes accidental damage. 12 months no pay ,no interest . Free shipping . total $2326.68. Quite a savings .I have a FX! now and was ready to purchase another from B&H at $3049.00,plus ship and a costly warranty. Thanks to this forum I saved over a grand . Thanks again .
Michael.

Matthew Klos March 16th, 2008 05:17 PM

Michael,
I ordered one as well. Question? Did they charge you state sales tax? They sure as hell charged me and I've never had that happen before on an internet transaction.

Boyd Ostroff March 16th, 2008 08:14 PM

If a company maintains a presence in your state, then they must collect sales tax on any purchases you make from them. So the answer to your question will probably vary depending on what state an individual lives in.

But - by the book - it's even worse than that. Most states consider purchases which you make via internet or phone orders to be taxable at their prevailing rate (they call this "use tax"). This is true in Connecticut - see the dept of taxation website:

http://askdrs.ct.gov/Scripts/drsrigh...5sJnBfcGFnZT01

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Q. What if I buy taxable goods or services from an out-of-state mail-order company, television shopping channel, or computerized shopping service and the vendor does not charge Connecticut tax?

A. If you buy goods or services for use in Connecticut, you owe and must remit use tax on those purchases. You report the use tax liability for purchases you made during the preceding calendar year either on your Connecticut income tax return or Form OP-186. For detailed information on the individual use tax, see IP 2005(17), Q & A on the Connecticut Individual Use Tax.
And if you buy from an out of state company which collects tax at a lower rate than your state, they even expect you to pony up the difference!

http://askdrs.ct.gov/Scripts/drsrigh...5sJnBfcGFnZT01

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Q. What if I buy taxable goods or services in another state and the vendor charges sales tax for the other state?

A. If the goods or services were purchased for use in Connecticut and the tax due and paid to the other state is less than the Connecticut tax, you must report and pay the difference between the Connecticut tax and the tax paid to the other state. If the tax paid to the other state is equal to or more than the Connecticut tax, you owe no use tax to Connecticut.

Example: You purchased a $1,000 refrigerator in another state, and paid $50 tax to that state. If you bought the refrigerator for use in Connecticut, you owe Connecticut use tax. The Connecticut tax of $60 ($1,000 X 6%) is reduced to $10, after allowing $50 credit for the tax paid to the other state. If no tax was paid to the other state, the Connecticut use tax is $60. You report the use tax liability for purchases you made during the preceding calendar year either on your Connecticut income tax return or Form OP-186. For detailed information on the individual use tax, see IP 2005(17), Q & A on the Connecticut Individual Use Tax.
Since tax season is soon approaching, I'm sure you're busy completing your form OP-186 anyway ;-)

Matthew Klos March 16th, 2008 08:49 PM

Thank you Boyd, that was certainly an eye opener.

Michael J. Long March 17th, 2008 06:09 AM

sony fx1
 
Yes I did pay sales tax


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