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Subject:  Re: What is the best state to retire in? Date:  5/17/2004  2:58 PM
Author:  ErinKG Number:  71870 of 121061

I am going to have to sort thru all the suggestions but I like the idea of living in one state and shopping in another, especailly since we plan to RVing several months of the year anyway.

I just remembered something that I don't think anyone mentioned regarding living in a state with sales tax and shopping in a nearby state without sales tax. At least in the case of Washington/Oregon, if you shop in Oregon and live in Washington, you are still required to pay sales tax as if you bought the items in Washington. I don't know anyone that does this, but I remember that the state used to run ads in the Vancouver, WA newspaper (right across the border from Oregon) reminding people of this and including a form to fill out and submit with your payment.

Erin

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