Taxes are determined based on the shipping address. They are calculated in accordance with the appropriate state tax regulations. Sales tax is a levy placed on goods and services to consumers where businesses have a "substantial physical presence." Sales tax is considered a consumer (purchaser’s) expense as the customer is consuming the item, and not a company or business expense. The company in turn remits the sales taxes to the various states or province, as we are liable to collect the tax on behalf of the consumer. Sales tax is not a voluntary tax; it is required by state/provincial law.
We are required by law to collect taxes when shipping to the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
In the case that you quality for sales tax exemption, please contact Customer Service for assistance in applying tax exempt status to your account. Be sure to have your organization name and EIN available. Your Organization name must be on the credit card used for making tax exempt purchases.
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