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Sales Tax Refund

Hello sirs!
I just bought a Canon Mark IV camera and a Galaxy note 9 in the store of Santa Rosa, California. I want to ask how is the procedure to get a tax return if this is possible. I'm from Argentina, enjoying holidays here and leaving in couple of weeks.
Thank you very much
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Re: Sales Tax Refund

The US does not give tax refunds for visitors to the US who purchase product. Per the US Customs website for international visitors:

"The United States Government does not refund sales tax to foreign visitors. Sales tax charged in the U.S. is paid to individual states, not the Federal government - the same way that VAT is paid in many countries."

Best Buy would not give you your taxes back either, as they are regulated by each State on what sales tax they collect. If you had any hope of a refund for this, it would with your own government/customs.