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Editorial: Shop local and help your state

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There are all kinds of great reasons for shopping close to home. But did you know that shopping locally may save you a headache when tax time comes?

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That's because when you buy local, you immediately pay any sales taxes due. When you buy online from a business with no physical presence in your home state, you don't pay that tax upfront. But you're supposed to pay when you file your state income tax return.

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