Sales Tax Requirements
Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. For more information about sales tax charged on your order, consult the links below.
- Orders Subject to Sales Tax
- How Tax Is Calculated
- Tax-Exempt Customers
- United States Government Purchasers
- Other Exempt Purchasers
- How to Submit This Information
- Effect of the Internet Tax Freedom Act
- Important Sales Tax Information for Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont Customers
Orders Subject to Sales Tax
The amount of tax charged depends upon many factors including the type of item purchased and the destination of the shipment.
All items sold on the MYHABIT website are sold by Amazon.com LLC. Orders shipped to destinations in the states of Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Washington are subject to tax. No sales tax is charged when purchasing gift cards; however, purchases paid for with gift cards may be subject to tax.
How Tax Is Calculated
If an item is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item. The tax rate applied to your order will generally be the combined state and local rate for the address where your order was shipped. Therefore, the sales tax rate applied to your order may be different for an order shipped to your home address than it is for an order for the very same item shipped to your work address. MYHABIT obtains sales tax rates from a leading tax rate service provider.
Note that many factors can change between the time you place an order and the time of credit card charge authorization, which could affect the calculation of sales taxes. The amount appearing on your order as Estimated Tax may differ from the sales taxes ultimately charged. For example, tax law changes may occur between order placement and credit card charge authorization that could result in an increase or decrease in taxes charged.
Tax-Exempt CustomersMYHABIT is an Amazon.com, LLC Company. Through Amazon’s Tax Exemption program, eligible customers can now proactively take advantage of their tax exempt status when purchasing items on MYHABIT. If your organization is exempt from sales taxes, you may apply online at Amazon.com for tax-exempt status. Once approved, you will not be charged sales taxes on any subsequent purchases at AmazonSupply.com, or on certain purchases at Amazon.com. Customer exemptions will remain active until the expiration of their tax exemption certificate. In order to establish and maintain your tax exempt status, you must provide us with a valid tax exemption certificate for the state(s) where you are located, and update your certificate on a periodic basis in accordance with state laws and/or our Terms & Conditions. Exemption certificates must include the correct entity name: Amazon.com, LLC. Go to Amazon.com to learn more and apply online. After completing the process, you will see a message "You’ve successfully uploaded your tax exemption information." You may then view your Amazon Tax Exemption status by returning to the "Amazon Tax Exemption Program" section of "Your Account." Please allow 3 business days for Amazon to review your documentation. Learn more and apply online at Amazon.com!
If tax has been charged on any portion of your order and you need to take advantage of your tax exempt status, you will need to provide us with acceptable proof of exempt status for the state where the items will be shipped.
United States Government Purchasers
Sales tax does not apply to purchases made by the United States Government. In order to document that a sale has been made to the U.S. Government, we need to obtain a copy of one of the following:
- Federal tax ID certificate
- Certificate of exempt status
- Photocopy of your qualified U.S. Government Credit Card (Smart Pay Card)
- Government Voucher
- Check from the U.S. Government payable to Amazon.com
Other Exempt Purchasers
All other exempt purchasers need to provide us with a copy of a state resale certificate, exemption certificate, or other acceptable proof of your exempt status for the state where the items will be shipped.
The documentation submitted should include the name of the organization that purchased the items.
How to Submit This Information
First, place your order through our Web site. After you've placed your order, please submit the necessary information by fax in order to receive a refund of any sales tax. Our fax number is (206) 266-2005.
Please include the following:
- Your order number (17 digits in this format: XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX)
- E-mail address
- Acceptable proof of your exempt status (as outlined above)
- The name of the organization that purchased the items
- Mark your fax "Attn: MYHABIT Tax Exempt"
While you only need to submit this information to us once, you do need to contact us after placing each order to ensure you are refunded the tax on your purchase.
Effect of the Internet Tax Freedom Act
Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. Remote sellers (including Internet retailers and catalog companies) are generally required to collect taxes where they have a physical selling presence. If they do not have any such presence, they are not required to collect sales taxes.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been renewed through November 1, 2014.
Please note, the ITFA was primarily intended to prevent state and local governments from imposing new or discriminatory taxes on Internet transactions and on Internet access. Despite the name of the Act, ITFA does not preclude state and local governments from imposing existing sales tax collection requirements on companies selling over the Internet.
Important Sales Tax Information for Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont Customers
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 authorities.
For Oklahoma purchasers, the 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 above for Oklahoma purchases based on 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.
For South Dakota purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website. We are required to provide the notice above for South Dakota purchases based on South Dakota law (SB 146) enacted in April 2011.
Please be aware that purchases shipped to Tennessee may be subject to Tennessee Use Tax (T.C.A. § 67-6-210) unless an exemption exists under Tennessee law. A sale is not exempt under Tennessee law because it is made through the Internet. Payments of applicable Tennessee use tax may be made through the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Website at https://apps.tn.gov/usetax/.
For Vermont purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the Vermont use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Vermont department of taxes website. We are required to provide the notice above for Vermont purchases based on Vermont law (H 436) enacted in May 2011.