Hambden Bob wrote:
Plan your purchases,coordinate a buying trip and go over the border to a Neighbor State! Pay the tax on what you purchased the item for,not the States' Imputed value. The only way to stop being a Victim,is to stop being a Victim ! Enough of this insanity already.
I am not trying to cite you to more anger here, rather just asking an honest question.
Isn't this illegal?
I did just what you said to do on Thanksgiving. We were in Tax Free New Hampshire with my wife's family. They allow shopping on Thanksgiving which our home state of Maine does not allow. They had crazy prices on TV's and after 4 years of being a TV-Free home, rejoined society.
My understanding is, I must claim this $98 purchase on my Maine taxes because I purchased the item in New Hampshire...again a tax free state. I would be quasi-legal in NOT claiming it because we do own a home in New Hampshire as well, but to be honest, the TV in question resides in Maine not in the NH home.
Most of the time my NH purchases are for farm related stuff, which are tax-exempt anyway so I do not worry about the tax laws, but I believe I must pay the tax on the TV to be within the law, or am I missing something?