---- Sales Tax Coming Are You Ready
- 12:56 pm on May 1, 2013
I am supposed to send the proper tax amount to the state?
Not exactly; you don't send in the tax individually for each purchase.
In my state, if I buy a laptop for my own use, I claim the amount of use tax on the state 1040 on April 15th.
Now if I buy that laptop for my dad (located in another state), he owes the use tax. The tax is owed based on the shipping address, not the billing address.
Also, based on your state, the shipping may also be taxable (included in the purchase amount). Each state is different.
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