Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nirvana Chocolates Sales-Tax Free Shopping

Nirvana Belgian Chocolates

Centsible's Sales Tax Free Shopping Series

Nirvana Chocolates Does Not Charge Sales Tax.

Nirvana Chocolates offers sales tax savings for everyone. None of Nirvana Chocolate's orders are subject to sales tax as they are shipping a food item out of Massachusetts.

How much savings does this mean and what are the shipping charges?

Nirvana Chocolates Gift Box

Depending on the state you live in, your state sales tax savings are between 1% (Illinois food sales tax) and 5.5% (Tennessee food sales tax).* Standard delivery for Nirvana Chocolate's handmade Belgian chocolates depends on the method of shipment requested, your delivery location and the total dollar value of your order. Standard shipping charges vary between $5 and 9% of your merchandise total: expedited delivery, Saturday delivery, warm-weather delivery and Canadian-Alaskan-Hawaiian-Puerto Rican deliveries all involve additional delivery costs. Although their shipping charges are a little less than some other online chocolatiers, they do charge for warm-weather packaging, whereas the competition includes that free of charge. The Centsible opinion is that Nirvana's Belgian Chocolates have a similar shipping price to other online chocolate sellers. Figuring in your sales tax has the possibility to make this a slightly better offer than say Fannie May Chocolates, provided Fannie May doesn't have any current coupons or free shipping promotions.

Is this a good deal for you?

If your gift recipient (or you as the case may be) likes chocolate, this is a good opportunity to enjoy some handmade Belgian chocolates. If you're not getting it cheaper than from some other online chocolatiers (and you might be at times), you can rest assured that you're not paying much more!

Be sure to check out Centsible's full online review of the Nirvana Chocolates Online Shopping Experience for full details. For part 5 in the series, tomorrow we'll be reviewing Cookies Kids online shopping sales tax breaks.

* Sales tax rate information taken from the FTA State Sales Tax Rates as of January 1, 2008 - http://www.taxadmin.org/FTA/rate/sales.html

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