Buying Silver in Arizona
Buying silver in Arizona is always a good investment regardless of your local tax laws. But as an investor, it pays to know and understand your sales tax laws and how they affect your personal silver investing.
Again, we refer to silver investing in the sense that your are actually buying silver bullion in Arizona or a neighboring state and taking possession of it.
Remember, we focus on buying and holding physical silver bullion not paper investments like silver futures or mining stocks.
Residents of Arizona currently pay a sales tax of 6.6% for retail transactions, which is technically called a transaction privilege tax (TPT), it differs from a tpical sales tax in that it is a gross receipts tax of the vendor and not a liability of the consumer.
Vendors then pass the taxes on to the consumer. Groceries and prescription drugs are some of the goods that are exempt from the TPT.
I guess what's important here is the correlation between a sales tax and the purchase of silver dollars, coins, and bullion.
Facts for Arizona residents investing in silver
Silver bullion purchases are not subject to sales tax (or TPT) in Arizona. This includes bullion and silver coins. The only cost you will pay at an AZ coin dealer is their premium, that is, the amount they add to the transaction for their own profit.
Whether you reside in a larger city like Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, or Glendale, or any less populated area, you should have no problem finding a coin dealer who transacts silver bullion.
Today we immediately turn to the internet for information, and in many cases, when we are ready to buy something. It is just human nature with all of the technology we have at our fingertips. But when it comes to buying silver bullion, your local coin shop may still be your best option.
The fact is that your silver investing can be a simple face-to-face cash to metal transaction. Simply open up your phone book and find the coin shops in your area, then pay them a visit one at a time.
You can always treat yourself and make a silver purchase online if you see something that you can't buy locally. There are plenty of online mints with specialty pieces for sale as well as eBay if you find a seller you trust.
But as an AZ resident, you will most likely build your silver investment at the best price possible if you buy tax-free locally.
Do you find silver bullion tax laws interesting?
If you find this interesting, take the time to see how each state can vary in their laws governing silver investing. It's amazing how the states can differ in the way they treat financial matters like silver bullion transactions.
In some cases, individuals living near their state's border may be better served driving to a neighboring state to make their bullion purchases...
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