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Sales Tax Information
Will sales tax laws kill small online businesses? We think so.

Until recently, online retailers such as ours have not been forced to collect sales tax for any state outside of where the business has a presence. However, a 2018 Supreme Court ruling made it possible for each state to determine how "presence" is defined. The industry term for this is called nexus. Please see this page for additional information.

States may now define nexus in a number of ways and this has created havoc for small online business owners. Several states have adopted a definition which says a business has nexus or presence (and therefore must collect sales tax) if it has more than 200 sales within a preceding 12-month period in that state. This is not the only definition of nexus but it is the most damaging to small online business owners.

Unfortunately we fall within the ridiculous thresholds that many states have created and so we are now forced to collect sales tax on behalf of the states listed in the chart below. States in red require us to collect sales tax on the shipping and handling charges as well as the product.

  • Georgia
  • Illinios
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Colorado Customers
Due to the overwhelming complexity of Colorado sales tax laws and its 683 tax jurisdictions, we do not expect that we will ever be able to ship to this state. See this page for more information. You still might be able to orders. Our website allows separate billing and shipping addresses. Your billing address can be any US state but you may want to enter the shipping address of a friend or family member in any other state. Doing so gives you the opportunity to order from our site and in some cases avoid sales taxes altogether.