Sales TaxWill I be required to pay sales tax for online orders?
Your online purchase may include sales tax depending on the type of item purchased and the destination of the shipment. In accordance with the applicable state laws, our Company collects sales tax for orders where sales taxes are applicable. Shipping charges may also be subject to sales tax in certain states. We do not collect sales or use taxes in all states. For states imposing sales or use taxes, your purchase is subject to use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet or by other remote means. Many states require purchasers to file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year reporting all of the taxable purchases that were not taxed and to pay tax on those purchases. Details of how to file these returns may be found at the websites of your respective taxing authority.
How is sales tax calculated?
The tax rate applied to your order will be the combined state and local rate for the address where your order ships. State and local sales tax rates are subject to change at any time.
- States where sales tax is calculated based on merchandise total only include: Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
- States where sales tax is calculated based on merchandise and shipping charges include: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Connecticut, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and Florida.
- There is no sales tax applied to or collected on behalf of those states not listed.
We're sorry, we don't currently have tax exempt status for online purchases.
Special Notices for Colorado and Oklahoma Purchasers
For Oklahoma purchasers, the use tax may be reported and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website, www.tax.ok.gov.
We are required to provide the notice (but not the reports) above for Oklahoma purchases based on an Oklahoma law (HB 2359) enacted in June 2010.
Colorado HB 1193, enacted in February 2010, required online retailers to provide a detailed purchase report to customers with more than $500 of annual Colorado purchases by January 31st and to provide a summary purchase report with the total amount of each customer's annual Colorado purchases to the Colorado Department of Revenue by March 31st.
This law is currently the subject of a legal challenge brought by the Direct Marketing Association and others. In the meantime, the U.S. District Court has suspended enactment of the law while the legal challenge proceeds.