“Consumer use” tax, on the other hand, is the tax paid directly to the state by the purchaser when the retailer does not charge the appropriate sales tax at the time of the sale. In other words, just because you, as a consumer, don't have to pay sales tax on a purchase doesn't mean a tax isn't due on that purchase.
Similarly one may ask, what is considered a use tax?
The sales tax is imposed on retail transactions. It applies to all retail sales of tangible personal property, and in some states services, in the state. The use tax is imposed on consumers of tangible personal property that is used, consumed, or stored in this state.
What is a seller's use tax?
Sellers use tax is imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property sold in Alabama by businesses located outside of Alabama which have no inventory located in Alabama, but are making retail sales in Alabama via sales offices, agents, or by any significant recurring contact or “nexus” with Alabama.
What is the Nebraska use tax?
The Nebraska state sales and use tax rate is 5.5%. In addition, local sales and use taxes can be set at 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 1.75%, or 2%. There are provisions to impose both a city and county local sales tax (see Local Sales and Use Tax Information).