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Time for New Camera? CA Residents to Start Paying Sales Tax on Amazon

On September 15th, 2012, Amazon will start to collect sales tax for purchases made by California residents. The tax rate here ranges from 7.25% to 9.75% depending on where you live. So to give a couple of examples, the Nikon D800 would cost $3,261 instead of $2,999, and the Canon 5D mkIII would cost $3,805 instead of $3,499. Although us Californians are supposed to pay a use tax, not everybody follows that code. That is why the new sales tax law is going into effect.