CRUMPTON, MARYLAND -- I was comparing Dell to HP and the total cost of each. I noticed that Dell was charging sales tax on shipping charges to my home state of Maryland, but HP was not. In checking with the appropriate state office, I was told that Maryland DOES NOT TAX SHIPPING CHARGES!
I also checked on my previous state residence, Pa. and they too do not charge tax on shipping charges.
I wonder if Dell is pocketing the extra money that is supposed to go to the states?