Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
Ever since I found out about how Amazon manages to not charge tax I usually try to find my stuff from other sources.

I use to buy cigarettes by the carton from in KY. They didn't collect Illinois Cigarette tax or Sales/Use, so the cigarettes were pretty cheap, until 1 morning when I received a 1 1/2" thick envelope from da Illinois Department of Infernal Revenue billing me for $.98 for every pack of cigarettes that I had bought and another form that they required that I complete and return with a check for Illinois Use Tax I hadn't paid. At the time, they were mostly looking for the Cigarette tax, but I couldn't ignore the Illinois Use Tax that they also demanded - The 2 taxes, together, cost me around $6,600, in a lump sum - I stopped buying cigarettes over the Internet and now pay Illinois Use Tax on an annual basis with a tax return graciously provided by da Illinois Department of Infernal Revenue. I still buy stuff from Amazon and on eBay, and pay the Illinois Use Tax that I owe annually, as I am on their radar.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.