Sales Tax

Stash Tea is required to collect sales tax on orders shipped to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

All other states may require you to pay applicable tax directly to your state or local jurisdiction. Details of how to report and pay tax to your state may be found at your state taxing authority’s website.

 

How is sales tax calculated?

The applicable sales tax is automatically calculated by our website.

Tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item. In accordance with state tax laws, the total selling price of an item will generally include shipping and handling charges, item discounts, and gift wrap charges.

Factors can change between the time you place an order and the time of credit card charge authorization, which could affect the calculation of sales taxes. The amount appearing on your order as estimated tax may differ from the sales tax ultimately charged.

I live in a state that does not have a sales tax. Do I need to pay sales tax when shipping to another state?

If you are shipping to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Wyoming, then you would need to pay sales tax.

What if I am not in one of the states that you have listed (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, or WY) and I am not shipping to one of these states, do I still owe sales tax?

If you are not located in or are not shipping to one of the states listed then you would not pay sales tax to Stash Tea. All other states my require you to pay applicable tax directly to your state or local jurisdiction. Details of how to report and pay tax to your state may be found at your state taxing authority’s website.

What if I am in one of the states listed (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, or WY) and I am shipping to another state that is listed, what tax rate will apply to my order?

You would use the tax rate based on the state you are shipping in to. Example: If you are in Washington and you are shipping to California, then the California tax rate would be used to calculate tax on your purchase.

Estimated State Tax - Purchases being shipped to the following states only


Why am I being charged tax on shipping?

The states that we are currently collecting tax in are requiring us to charge tax on all taxable items and services that we provide. Tax is charged on shipping based on where the item is being shipped to and what type of items are purchased. If the product is taxable then the shipping is taxable, if the product is non-taxable then the shipping is non-taxable.