Where to Buy or Sell Gold and Silver Near You in the U.S.
Welcome to the Metals guide to purchasing precious metals locally. In this directory we have listed 5-10 of the best and most popular gold and silver dealers in each state of the USA. To view localized listings for your area, click on your state in the image map below:
Sales Tax on Local Precious Metals Purchases
Depending on your state of residence, you may have to pay sales tax at the time of purchase. This tax can range from 3-10%, making a very significant impact on your precious metals purchasing power. The recent ruling by the Supreme Court has leveled the playing field and online retailers are now required to charge sales tax in many states. For a comprehensive overview of each state’s policy, please visit our sales tax directory.
Silver and gold continue to hold its place in the vaults of central banks everywhere. Purchasing bullion has been a wise decision for investors as The Federal Reserve continues to issue large numbers of Federal Reserve Notes, which over time, depreciates each unit and imposes the unwelcomed hidden tax, inflation. Despite the advent of cryptocurrencies and a plethora of exotic financial instruments, the value of silver and gold remains untarnished as does its physical characteristics. Its quality is a great store of value, which is why it forms part of the reserves held by central banks.
Metals.com, recognized as a premier portal for both buyers and sellers of precious metals, has now published an updated directory that provides information on local precious metals establishments. In this comprehensive catalog and register, you will find listed coin and bullion shops in every jurisdiction, as well as important regulatory information, including sales tax requirements, rules on capital gains, legal tender and bullion depository laws, and many more details, as they pertain to individual states.
Here, you can compare services and find out which one is best for you based on your needs and goals. Making an informed decision about dealers can improve your investment. With our directory, you can start comparing dealers in your area to find everything you need. This will help you find a service that will offer a solid investment in precious metals.
Many of these local dealers will cater to out-of-state purchasers transacting online, which raises the specter of having to pay sales taxes. Liability for sales tax varies from state to state and usually depends on whether state authorities view precious metals as simply another commodity when it would be subject to tax, or an investment when it might not be. In answering that question, the amount of the transaction may be taken into account. For example, in New York State, since 1989, precious metal bullion sold for investment is exempt from state and local sales and compensating use taxes, provided its metal content value exceeds $1,000.00. Transactions of $1,000.00 and under are subject to sales tax.
Dealing with local dealers has its advantages… and disadvantages. If the dealer is located in a jurisdiction that levies sales taxes on purchases of silver and gold, you will have to pay more than you should. That is a problem you will not run into when you do business with Metals.com.
Where Do I Get the Best Price?
Few local dealers can match the range of inventory offered by Metals.com. That’s because their turnover is usually much less than large national dealers like Metals.com. Having an extensive range of product distributed nationally has its advantages, and one of them is being able to offer lower prices since fixed costs generally do not increase proportionally as sales go up. In addition, the costs of having a brick-and-mortar shop are much higher than operating an online store. Altogether, we can offer prices few can beat.
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