I am ordering a piece of equipment manufactured in another state. It has a definite lead time so a deposit and payment schedule has been made with final invoice on delivery. Under normal circumstances, a third party would be used for transportation and no sales tax would be incurred.
Say on the day of shipment, I were to arrive at the company dock and take posession of the article. Would I then be liable for the tax even if the article was fully paid for?
Why you ask? I really want a tour of the factory.