Do I need to charge sales tax?

Based on applicable tax laws, Tophatter will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax for orders shipped to customer in the following states/countries:

Effective May 1, 2019:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Washington
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota

Effective July 1, 2019:

  • New Jersey
  • South Carolina
  • Rhode Island

Effective August 1, 2019:

  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Australia GST

Effective September 1, 2019:

  • Indiana

Effective October 1, 2019:

  • Ohio

Effective November 1, 2019:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Washington DC
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Effective December 1, 2019:

  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina

There are no charges or fees for Tophatter automatically calculating, collecting, and remitting sales tax in these states. It is the responsibility of the Seller to determine whether they need to charge sales tax, as well as report and remit the sales tax collected to the appropriate taxing authority for all states not listed. For orders where withholding sales tax is required, Tophatter will retain the sales tax that was charged to the buyer and remit to the appropriate entity at the end of the year.

Sales tax rules are complicated, and vary by jurisdiction and type of goods sold. We recommend that you speak with a qualified tax adviser if you have any questions regarding your requirement to collect and remit sales tax.

We recommend considering potential sales tax implications before deciding to sell on Tophatter.

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