Do I need to charge sales tax?

In some locations, it is required for Tophatter to withhold sales tax from orders.

Tophatter will retain the sales tax that was charged to the buyer, and remit to the appropriate entity at the end of the year. There are no charges or fees to sellers for Tophatter automatically calculating, collecting, and remitting sales tax in these locations listed below.

Alabama Effective May 1, 2019   Arizona Effective Nov 1, 2019
Arkansas Effective Nov 1, 2019 California Effective May 1, 2019 Colorado Effective Nov 1, 2019
Connecticut Effective Aug 1, 2019
District of Columbia Effective Nov 1, 2019
Florida Effective Mar 1, 2020 Georgia Effective Dec 1, 2019 Hawaii Effective Dec 1, 2019
Idaho Effective Aug 1, 2019
Illinois Effective Nov 1, 2019 Indiana Effective Sep 1, 2019
Iowa Effective May 1, 2019
Kansas Effective Nov 1, 2019
Kentucky Effective Aug 1, 2019
Louisiana Effective Dec 1, 2019
Maine Effective Nov 1, 2019
Maryland Effective Nov 1, 2019
Massachusetts Effective Nov 1, 2019 Michigan Effective Dec 1, 2019 Minnesota Effective May 1, 2019

Missouri Effective Jun 1, 2020
 
Nebraska Effective Aug 1, 2019 Nevada Effective Nov 1, 2019
New Jersey Effective Jul 1, 2019 New Mexico Effective Mar 1, 2020 New York Effective Aug 1, 2019
North Carolina Effective Dec 1, 2019 North Dakota Effective Nov 1, 2019 Ohio Effective Oct 1, 2019
Oklahoma Effective May 1, 2019
Pennsylvania Effective Aug 1, 2019
Rhode Island Effective Jul 1, 2019 South Carolina Effective Jul 1, 2019 South Dakota Effective May 1, 2019
Tennessee Effective Dec 1, 2019 Texas Effective Nov 1, 2019 Utah Effective Nov 1, 2019
Vermont Effective Nov 1, 2019 Virginia Effective Nov 1, 2019 Washington Effective May 1, 2019
West Virginia Effective Nov 1, 2019 Wisconsin Effective Nov 1, 2019 Wyoming Effective Nov 1, 2019

Outside the US:

  • Australia GST - Effective August 1, 2019

For all other locations, it is the seller's responsibility to determine whether they need to charge sales tax. Sellers are also responsible for reporting and remitting the sales tax collected to the appropriate taxing authority.

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, and consider potential sales tax implications before deciding to sell on Tophatter.


As a result of legislation in the UK effective January 1, 2021, all sales to UK consumers are subject import VAT. Bids shown to consumers are inclusive of VAT. Bid amount, Shipping & Handling, and VAT will be reflected as separate lines on your invoice, paid through the Tophatter platform. 

The VAT collected is paid to UK HMRC, and is based on the hammer or buy now price.