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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.

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.

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinios
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia

Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
We recognize that some of our customers operate their own business, use our products to create finished goods which are then sold, and are located within a state where we are required by law to collect and remit sales tax. Though we are not lawfully obligated to do so, we are currently accepting sales tax exemption certificates from qualified businesses.

To apply for sales tax exemption for your company, you must first have a customer account on our website. Click here to create an account if you do not already have one. Once your account has been created, use this page to send us your request for sales tax exemption and a copy of the completed state sales tax exemption form provided by your state.

Please note that we can not apply a sales tax certificate and refund the sales tax to an order that has already been submitted.