Monday, November 2, 2009

Sierra Trading Post Sales-Tax Free Shopping

Sierra Trading Post

Centsible's Sales Tax Free Shopping Series

Sierra Trading Post Only Charges Sales Tax For Orders Shipping to Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho.

Sierra Trading Post offers sales tax savings for anyone who will be delivering their package outside of Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho. All orders shipping to addresses outside of Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho DO NOT have sales tax applied to them.

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

Sierra Trading Post

Depending on the state and event the city or county you live in, your state sales tax savings vary wildly for clothing. California's sales taxes on clothing run between 7% and 9%, whereas other states like Minnesota and New York do NOT charge sales tax on clothing. This topic is a tricky one and you'll have to do a lot of searching to get a good answer. In fact, the most relevant thing a layperson (and not a tax professional) can tell you is just to check the clothing sales tax rate for your locale. Here in Chicago our sales tax is the highest in the country at a cumulative 10.25%.. Standard delivery for Sierra Trading Post's clothing, footwear and sporting goods depends on the method of shipment requested, your delivery location and the total dollar value of your order. Standard shipping charges vary between $5.95 and $16.95: add $10 for UPS 2-Day delivery or $20 for UPS 1-Day delivery. Sierra Trading Post does offer free shipping promotions from time to time as well. The Centsible opinion is to weigh this sales tax break out based on your location. Shipping rates are reasonable and the sales tax savings can be significant based on your local legislature.

Is this a good deal for you?

That depends on where you live. If you're in Nevada, Idaho or Wyoming its not a factor as you'll be paying sales tax. New Yorkers and Minnesota shoppers also won't see much of an incentive here. But for Chicagoans, maybe shoppers in California and certainly other people around the country this could prove to be a savings strategy!

Be sure to check out Centsible's full online review of the Sierra Trading Post Online Shopping Experience for full details. For part 3 in the series, tomorrow we'll be reviewing Sierra Trading Post online shopping sales tax breaks.

* Sales tax rate information for Chicago was taken from a article dated July 1, 2008 -

* Information about New York City's lack of sales tax on clothing purchases under $110 was taken from an article on Manhattan -

* Information about Minnesota's lack of sales tax on clothing purchases was taken from a sales tax summary distributed by the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue dated January, 2009 -

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