Sales Tax/VAT

About Sales Taxes

Most recent update: 1/31/2024 - added Michigan and North Carolina to taxable states list

States in which we are currently required to collect sales tax:

  • New Jersey (Our Home State)

New Jersey Sales Tax is always applicable only to sales made/picked up at our location (regardless of your home state), or any order being delivered to an address within New Jersey (shipping address). The current rate is 6.625%, which applies to the purchase amount plus shipping and handling charges. We do not carry any items that are exempt from sales tax, so these taxes apply to all purchases.

Pursuant to the "Wayfair Decision," we now qualify for "nexus" in some other states, which means that we are legally required to collect sales taxes in those states. If/when that happens, we will list those states on this page. The criteria for meeting a minimum order count and/or sales value differs from state to state, so while we have reached the threshold in some states, we haven't (and probably won't) in others. If you live in a state where we are over that threshold, the appropriate sales tax will be automatically added by our shopping cart, and we will remit it to your state tax authority as required.

Please note that if you live in a US state/region/municipality where sales taxes apply to physical goods, if we do not collect and remit them on your behalf, you are required to claim those "out of state" purchases on your tax returns and remit those taxes to your jurisdiction.

salestax-090124b.pngBased upon our sales dollars and/or order counts, we are now required to collect and remit sales tax in the following additional states:

  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Virginia

Shipping to another state, regardless of your billing address

Further, as part of that Wayfair decision, if your credit card (or other payment method) has a New Jersey billing address (or a billing address in one of the states listed directly above), but your order is shipped to an address in another state NOT listed above, the sales tax rules for the delivery state apply. Currently, as we do not qualify for "nexus" to charge sales tax in states not listed above, that means no sales tax will be assessed on your order.

TL;DR: If you're shipping to NJ or a state in the bulleted list above, we've gotta collect sales tax. Sorry.



Taxes, VAT, Customs Charges Outside the USA

There are no US taxes applicable to non-US (foreign) orders, but taxes may be collected by your country, province, etc.; how much those taxes may be is something we cannot know for every area of the world. Please contact your own country's customs authority for more information. We are not authorized to pre-collect or remit taxes on your behalf, except as noted in the next paragraph.

EXCEPTION - First Class to Canada: note that on many purchases to Canada, we can (and do) pre-pay your customs charges as part of your first-class international (only) postage.

Also note that we do not falsify customs documents to lower the value of packages for customs purposes - as a legitimate business, getting caught doing this would expose us to retribution which could include us losing our ability to ship internationally. We cannot designate your purchases as a "gift" to avoid taxes, and we cannot under-represent how much you paid for them. So please don't ask.