As if you are not confused enough when you travel to another state, you find that some states have a personal property taxes on sales of personal property. Does this pertain to you? This will depend on your own state and whether they have a personal use tax, which is what personal property tax on sales are. Some states allows it residents to purchase personal property in other states, while others charge a use tax on any property you bring into the state that was purchased in another state.
It’s important before you begin shopping in another state that you know the laws of both your own state and that of the state where you will be making the purchase to ensure what the laws are regarding payment on taxes in both states, especially if each ones charge personal property taxes on sales you transaction. It is foolish to automatically assume that if you purchase something in another state, you do not have to pay taxes to that state because you do not live there. Each state has its own rules and taxes laws, so you must familiarize yourself with your own states regarding personal property taxes on sales of merchandise in other states.