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Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:07 pm

Hopefully that topic says it all: How do I handle sales tax if buying something in NY? I seem to remember that it amounts to around 6%-8%.

Do I have to pay it as a European?

Do I get it back on leaving the country (which is how it is done in Germany)?

Are there any good websites that explain all this?

Thanks for your help!! Much appreciated!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:08 pm

I can see this going waaaaaay off topic :P
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:12 pm

Actually...so do I: Kirkie will tell us how to flood NY, Banco will explain why NY sales tax is definitely indicating that England is after all going to win a big tournament, Kaz will scream an occasional "yayers" and Klaus will wag his wisened head and tell us that it's all GWB's fault.  Big grin


AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE SALES TAX IN NY, GODDAMMIT!!!!!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:14 pm

Thanks for starting the thread Andreas Big grin

I actually wanted to know the same answer. I'm gonna buy a lot of shit when I get over there tomorrow.
 
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:22 pm

Depends what day it is, and whether you like milk first or cereal first  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:23 pm

I place a Fatwa on NY Sales Tax. It is blasphemous, and an affront.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:24 pm

http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sl_sales.html

It's simple really, you buy stuff they charge you a percentage based on the sale price. Depending on where you buy stuff the taxes could be higher but will never exceed 8.75%.

You do not get the money back and you pay tax like everyone else.

New York E

State Rate 4.25

Highest Local rate 4.50

Highest State Rate 8.75

In New York City your tax rate will be 7 5/8%. http://www.tax.state.ny.us/pdf/publications/Sales/pub718_304.pdf

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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:25 pm

GET THE HELL OUTTA MY THREAD, YOU MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is serious!!!!


Edit: Thx, Techrep, btw it's 8 5/8% in NYC

Are you sure about the non-refundability? There's a treaty in place to prevent double taxation between USA and Germany!











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[Edited 2004-11-15 13:28:25]
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:25 pm

well Yayers is a good word  Big thumbs up
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:26 pm

Andreas, detemine the word serious? And will you Germans move to frigging Asia god dammit!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:29 pm

Kaz: Oh absolutely! Big grin


Kirkie: I've been there...several times...too many Scots...Urgh!!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:31 pm

Looks like the Asians are all moving to Scotland anyway - riding the metro in Berlin this weekend, I saw a Turkish gentleman in full kilt and all the trimmings ! Maybe its a new strain of Mad Cow.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 pm

Damn those bastards. There bloody worse than Attila the Hun!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:34 pm

Andreas,
I believe there's NO WAY to get the sales tax refunded. If you're thinking about things like Global Refund you may just forget it.
Shopping in states with low or no sales tax is the only way around I guess.
 
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:35 pm

I've been there...several times...too many Scots...Urgh!!

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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:37 pm

L410: Yes I've been searching around on the www, and keep hearing this! So it would be wise to get to the other side of the Hudson to NJ, where sales tax is 6%.


JGP: How did you like Berlin?


Kirkie: we ARE the Huns, so how can we be worse than them???  Nuts


Kaz: No I always managed to leave the room before they lifted their skirts and started pissing on the floor

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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:38 pm

Andreas,

Walk up to any vendor on the street, tell them about this double taxation thing and see how they act. NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!

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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:41 pm

Andreas - Berlin was COOL ! I had a great time, went to lots of museums (the Pergamon, the one by Checkpoint Charlie, and the Egyptian Museum in Charlottenburg), walked down Unter Den Linden, through the Brandenburg Gate, saw the Reichstag/Bundestag (I didn't go up the dome because I am boycotting Norman Foster who is a talentless hack), saw Checkpoint Charlie and the memorial there, and saw a 3D Imax movie - all in one day ! Now I'm exhausted. It's a wonderful city and I will definitely go back and see more.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:41 pm

Techrep: hmmm...I don't quite understand...was that an insult?

Why...I just asked a question...where's your problem and why am I a Nazi???

Please use smilies in order to help us Euros understand your statements!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:43 pm

Andreas - the "Soup Nazi" thing is from Seinfeld, it's a joke. Don't worry.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:43 pm

Andreas, ze reason vie he called you ze Nazi, ees because you are, vat zey call, der German
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:45 pm

Actually I didn't really worry, I just want to encourage the use of smilies...sometimes it's very difficult (even with smilies at the right places  Big grin Big grin

Soup Nazi Big grin Big grin Big grin.....Jesus.....  Big grin
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:47 pm

Andreas, you vill take part in ze camp of JGPH1A, vere he vill torture you (unless your OYRJA and enjoy that sort of thing) and make you vork!
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:51 pm

Kirkie, ve haff vay to make you talk...wiss ze rubberhose...beware!!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:55 pm

Why the hell is my name being mentioned in all this filth???????  Laugh out loud
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:55 pm

Andreas, watch out - Kirkie has probably gone to change into his latex bondage outfit just at the thought of those rubber hoses !
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:57 pm

Ach wheest JGPH1A you lederhosen wearing German!
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:00 pm

Kirkie - I only went to Germany for 36 hours ! That is not long enough to catch "being German" (which is a dreadful affliction, I agree) - also, I took a Terry Pratchett book with me to help me maintain my immunity by retaining my sense of humour - so I think I'll be OK. Don't worry, I'll watch out for signs of German-ness (for instance, if I suddenly start to think that David Hasselhoff is a talented performing artist, or if potatoes start to form more than 65% of my diet).
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:03 pm

And on that note, the thread will take a turn for the worse  Laugh out loud


And he is a hero to all Germans?  Wow!
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:30 pm

Actually he's American of Scottish origin, I assume  Big grin Big grin At least he looks like any Scot I ever met (though I try to avoid these wretched creatures whwnever I can), he sings like a Scot and I suspect that he plays football/soccer like a Scot, that is, on the same quality level as his singing!

Kirkie: the mentioning of a person's name all over the www does indicate a mild case of infatuation, or a strong one in your case. Now that I find very disquieting!  Big grin

JGP: Eating potatoes does help to bring down any overweight...just in case you ARE overweight that is Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:54 pm

Re: just in case you ARE overweight that is...

Why do you say that ? Who have you been talking to ? It's a lie I tell you - I'm young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous. Don't listen to Kirk, he's drunk !
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:31 pm

Come to New York, buy stuff in New York, and pay the sales tax. As a New York State employee I thank you for paying a teeny tiny portion of my teeny tiny salary.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:33 pm

I see another thread has went way off topic  Insane  Laugh out loud
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:35 pm

American of Scottish origin? With a name like Hasselhoff? Sounds hmm, almost German, in fact.  Wow!

I understand that a proportion of New York sales tax goes towards funding football development in the area. Clearly, these players are likely to come to an English speaking country, such as England (  Insane ) where the increase in overall standard will doubtless improve the quality of the national team here, leading to future World Cup glory.

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Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:38 pm

DesertJets: You're welcome, but since sales tax is lower in NJ I've decided to do my purchases just across the river...nothing personal, I'm sure you'll understand  Big grin Big grin


Kirkie: Yes, with you involved, that is unfortunately always the case  Big grin
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In N

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:46 pm

If you figure out a way to totally avoid sales tax let me know.

7 5/8% is actually not bad in this country, probably around average I would say, and you won't have to pay it on EVERYTHING (but just about). Watch out for special taxes though, like hotel taxes. I know in SAT the tax on a hotel room comes out to like 21% or something godawful like that, I would guess NY has something similar. No, you will not be getting it back either.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:46 pm

Are you sure about the non-refundability? There's a treaty in place to prevent double taxation between USA and Germany!

International tax treaties deal with income taxes, not sales taxes.
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:51 pm

Go to New Hampshire - no Sales Tax at all. Bargain.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:52 pm

Kirkie,

What worries me is that you actully surfed the net to find that. unless it is part of your personal collection. Big grin
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:54 pm

Kaz, nah, that was in the e-mail you sent me  Big grin
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:59 pm

7 5/8% is actually not bad in this country, probably around average I would say, and you won't have to pay it on EVERYTHING (but just about). Watch out for special taxes though, like hotel taxes. I know in SAT the tax on a hotel room comes out to like 21% or something godawful like that, I would guess NY has something similar. No, you will not be getting it back either.

Local governments love to add high surtaxes on hotel rooms and rental cars. It's a low-risk proposition, because most of the people who end up paying the surtaxes live elsewhere and therefore can't vote against the politicians who imposed them.
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Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:00 am

Kirkie, we all know you're a pervert, why not admit it? It's a known fact anyway!  Big grin

Guys, I wasn't looking for loopholes in the taxation system but tried to evade double taxation instead. Quite obviously it won't work so I'll get my stuff over here.
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In N

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:13 am

Andreas,

Soup nazi web site, it's a joke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soup_Nazi

The Soup Nazi (a.k.a. Yev Kasem) was a fictional character in the sitcom Seinfeld who was portrayed by Larry Thomas. The Soup Nazi was a stone-faced, immigrant chef, with a thick, Stalin-esque moustache who was well-known throughout the city for his delicious soups. He demanded that all customers in his restaurant follow his meticulous (and seemingly arbitrary) soup-ordering instructions to the letter, lest they be refused service by his insistent avowal, "No soup for you!". Some of the soups that he served were cold cucumber, corn and clam chowders, jambalaya, mulligatawny and crab bisque. He got his comeuppance when Elaine discovered his secret recipes. He made a brief cameo in the Seinfeld series finale.

His character was based on an actual soup vendor named Al Yeganeh, who runs Soup Kitchen International in New York City's midtown area. The store is open only part of the year. In the summer, his customers are greeted with a sign indicating he has gone to "Argentina for the winter."

Yeganeh dislikes the Soup Nazi label, for obvious reasons, but he is renowned both for his excellent soups and for his rude treatment of customers. Cosmo Kramer inspiration Kenny Kramer agrees that Yeganeh's nickname is unfair, and jokingly suggests his nickname be changed to Al, The Soup Rat Bastard.

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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:22 am

Aww you kept that after 2 years? Why have you STILL got that Man Porn after 2 years? Surely a non-gay would feel sick at that site and delete it?  Big grin

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Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:38 am

Kaz, you only sent it the other day. Along with that saucy pic of you I might add.

I'll send that pic to anyone wanting it for £5 for each view ( there are 4 different views)  Big grin
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:14 am

To stay on this topic. Unlike European countries, as far as I know, no USA state offers any refund of state sales taxes. As some others pointed out, the sales tax in New Jersey is generally 6%. Some cities in New Jersey (including Jersey City, where there is a nice mall near a PATH train stop and only 10 minutes from NYC - Newport Mall, only have a 3% sales tax on most goods (except alcoholic beverages, prepared/resturant meals). There is no sales tax on clothing and shoes anywhere in New Jersey. You may also consider staying in New Jersey as the hotels are much cheaper here (maybe 1/2 of NYC) even including the fare for bus services to NYC. I have seen people travel to the USA from Europe just to shop due to the lower prices and wanting to take a trip too.
 
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Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:21 am

Andreas, if you are going to Vegas....you could shop there too. I believe NV has zero sales tax.
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Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:39 am

JGPH1A,

Have you had your Sunday breakfast at Prenzlauer Berg as suggested? If not, you missed the best part and I will probably take offense because you didn't listen (even though I had forgotten to post some adresses). So you better say "Yes".
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Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:45 pm

Look at this thread..it went off-topic and came back, went off again and came back again..even Kirkie and his sheep couldn't prevent it from coming back...or Banco's funny allegory on how to win future WCs..maybe you can find a good goalkeeper in NY, you urgently need one Big grin Big grin Big grin


Unfortunately it was not the answer I was hoping for...but thx anyway to all of you!
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RE: Advice For Euros: How To Handle Sales Tax In NY

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:32 pm

Well it looks like we got more sense out of this thread and previous Big grin

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