I've ordered several things from Amazon and they haven't charged me any sales tax. I'm assuming they only charge tax if it's shipped from your state but reading online leads me to believe that if they have a hub in my state I will be charged sales tax regardless if the item was shipped from my hub or an out of state hub.
Oh well I'm not complaining....
The trigger is whether the seller has a presence in the state you live in, regardless of the shipping source. If Amazon has a facility in your state it is likely you will be charged sales tax. As mentioned in a previous post (which I just confirmed with an order a few minutes ago) if the order is only processed by Amazon and the seller is a third party that does not have a presence in your state, you will not be charged sales tax.
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I think I've spent 80% less on Amazon this year than I have in previous years. If I'm going to pay the same price on Amazon, I rather go to a brick and mortar store and get my stuff the same day. I only buy large items on Amazon now as I cannot fit large TVs in my car