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, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia,  Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland,  Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, or Wisconsin 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.

Using a Tax Exemption for Purchases

If your non-profit, educational or research institution, small business, or similar organization is eligible to purchase with a tax exemption, you may be able to participate in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program (ATEP). Tax exemptions may be available to support purchasing, depending upon individual state laws.

MyHabit is an Amazon.com, LLC Company. If your organization is exempt from sales taxes, you may apply online at Amazon.com Go to Amazon.com t[CS1] o learn more and apply online. http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201133370

 

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  December 11, 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.

 


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