VAT is higher than US State and local sales taxes for sure, no idea on the respective coverage. I guess the way it works is that in the same way as you do not pay VAT on items you order from abroad I should not pay US sales taxes. I just tested the Quadratec website and I see if I order a part for delivery to a US address it does add the state sales tax for the delivery state, whereas for an order to the UK it does not, so at least I would not be paying double tax costs.That’s crazy. Socialist taxes at your finest. Living in Germany a few decades ago could buy things at half the price from what the Germans paid using the vat exemption.
I’ve ordered many things recently from Amazon UK and Amazon DE.
I haven’t had to pay the taxes.
like Sweden where the vat tax is 70% on imports.