Will I be required to pay a sales tax?
Rakuten Marketplace sellers may be required to collect taxes based on their locations and the shipping address is chosen. Because this cannot be determined prior to knowing where you will ship the item, these taxes may not show until checkout.
If you believe you qualify for a tax exemption, you can find more information about that here.
MARKETPLACE SALES TAX COLLECTION
As a marketplace facilitator or provider, Rakuten is required to begin collecting sales tax on all taxable sales shipped to customers in the following states:
|California||August 1, 2014|
|Minnesota||October 1, 2018|
|Washington||October 1, 2018|
|South Carolina||November 1, 2018|
|Connecticut||December 1, 2018|
|Alabama||January 1, 2019|
|Iowa||January 1, 2019|
|South Dakota||March 1, 2019|
|Washington, D.C.||April 1, 2019|
|Nebraska||April 1, 2019|
|New Jersey||April 1, 2019|
|New York||June 1, 2019|
|Idaho||June 1, 2019|
|Pennsylvania||July 1, 2019|
|Arkansas||July 1, 2019|
|Wyoming||July 1, 2019|
|Kentucky||July 1, 2019|
|New Mexico||July 1, 2019|
|Rhode Island||July 1, 2019|
|Virginia||July 1, 2019|
|West Virginia||July 1, 2019|
|Indiana||August 1, 2019|
|Vermont||September 1, 2019|
|Ohio||September 1, 2019|
|North Dakota||October 1, 2019|
|Utah||October 1, 2019|
|Maryland||October 1, 2019|
|Colorado||October 1, 2019|
|Arizona||October 1, 2019|
|Maine||October 1, 2019|
|Massachusetts||October 1, 2019|
|Nevada||October 1, 2019|
|Texas||January 1, 2020|
|Wisconsin||January 1, 2020|
|Hawaii||January 1, 2020|
|Illinois||January 1, 2020|
|Michigan||January 1, 2020|
As of March 1st, 2019, Rakuten Marketplace sellers won’t be able to opt-out of Rakuten automatically collecting sales tax for the above mentioned States.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS:
Items purchased and sold to California customers are subject to California sales or use taxes unless specifically exempt or excluded from tax. Rakuten automatically computes the sales or use taxes on products and shipping charges based on applicable California statutes. It is Rakuten’s standard practice to collect sales tax on all orders placed through the Rakuten website that is delivered to California. Additionally, Rakuten reports and remits all collected California sales taxes directly to the California Board of Equalization. Thus, the consumer is relieved of the responsibility of remitting sales or use tax to California taxing authorities.
NOTICE TO RHODE ISLAND CUSTOMERS:
Rakuten is not currently required to collect Rhode Island sales or use tax. Your purchase may be subject Rhode Island use tax unless specifically exempt or excluded from tax. Rakuten is required to file an annual report with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation providing transaction details for all non-taxed orders shipped to Rhode Island. Please visit the Rhode Island Division of Taxation website for further guidance regarding purchaser use tax reporting procedures.
NOTICE TO OKLAHOMA CUSTOMERS:
Rakuten is not currently required to collect and report Oklahoma sales or use tax. Your purchase may be subject to Oklahoma use tax unless specifically exempt or excluded from taxation. Rakuten is required to file an annual report with the Oklahoma Tax Commission providing transaction details for all non-taxed orders shipped to Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma requires each Oklahoma consumer to directly remit use tax to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The appropriate tax form(s) and corresponding instructions are available at the Oklahoma Tax Commission website.
How much is sales tax?
Rakuten automatically computes the sales tax on products and shipping charges based on applicable State guidelines.
To see the total sales tax that will be charged on your order prior to checkout:
- Click on the "Proceed to Checkout" button in your cart to access a page showing the contents in your cart.
- After you have entered your “Shipping” information, select “Continue to Payment”.
- Before entering your payment information, your “Sales Tax” is commuted on the top right side of the page.
- If Rakuten Points, a coupon or other discount method was used to reduce the cost of an item, please note that tax may be applied before or after the discount, depending on applicable State law.