This may be of interest for those of you who order from Music Direct. For quite a while now, Music Direct (MD) has been collecting sales tax for orders delivered to Nevada. For this reason I have largely avoided MD in favor of other vendors that do not collect tax. However, the recent 20% off deal, the increase in pricing of MFSL products at places like Deep Discount, and MD's favorable policy regarding shipping of pre-orders made it worth placing an order with them. When reviewing the order, I noticed that the sales tax seemed a bit high. Indeed, MD was charging 8.25% instead of my local rate of 7.65%. I included a note with the order questioning this. A sales person replied that they are "charging the correct Tax [sic] based off of our warehouse location in Las Vegas and has nothing to do with the county you are in." I replied that while they are obligated to collect Nevada sales tax because they have a physical presence in the state, Nevada is a destination-based tax state, meaning that collect the tax in effect at the destination, not the store (or warehouse). Vendors must report Nevada sales tax by county. Not only that, but failure to collect the proper amount can result in a fine of up to three times the amount of your error. In an effort to be helpful, I provided links to our online state statutes and our department of taxation. The sales person responded with, "While this is true . . . we collect on the highest rate in the state because we do not have the ability to collect based on destination." I'll ignore the change in story and the flimsy excuse and instead focus on this: If you order from MD and they collect sales tax, verify they are collecting the correct amount. While a 1% difference (in this case) isn't a big deal on a $100 order, it is a big deal if you're buying several thousand dollars worth of equipment.