Originally Posted by skar578
as far as i know its leagal, i mean technically, the out of new york stater bought it, and sold it asap to a new york stater. granted, it is cheep, but its not like brian COULD sell it to you. he says it is not possible, and offers to ship it to someone out of state for you.
its not like you do it to avoid takes, you do it because its the only possible way.
NO, im not biased, who cares where i live?
Several years ago a high profile jeweler in NYC tried the same scam - he shipped his product to a NJ address where a person then delivered it to a NY resident. He got convicted of sales tax fraud and got jail time.
I pay for my mortgage and my kids' college education representing people who have "issues" with the IRS and NYS tax department. I have never had a client who got incarceration tell me that his or her jail time was worth the money they saved.
Moreover, NYS has a"use tax" - if you purchase a product out of state, you have to pay the "use tax" when you bring it into the state. It is the substitute for the sales tax.
The answer to high taxes is VOTE! The answer is not finding ways to cheat.