Why you shouldn't give your ZIP code to stores


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  • celtic warren, NJ
    July 24, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    For Pete's sake! Just because they ask you for your zip code doesn't mean you have to give them the correct one. I live in one state and give them an zip code in another state. Never had a problem. I always thought it was none of their business.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    June 30, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    @GZE - there is no mechanism to credit sales tax to the place of residence of the spender. Those taxes go to the state, county and city where the transaction occurs. Period.

  • mcdugall Murray, UT
    June 24, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    @GZE can you site your statement? I have never heard tax remittance based on buyers residence and not the place of purchase.

    June 24, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    In Utah, a portion of the sales tax from each sale goes to the ZIP Code where the store is located and a portion goes to the area where the spender lives.