Will I be required to pay sales tax?
Rakuten.com Marketplace Sellers may be required to charge taxes based on their locations and the shipping address 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.
New State Tax Regulations
Some states have enacted laws establishing additional marketplace requirements. We would like to inform you of new state collection requirements that will be implemented.
NOTICE TO MINNESOTA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND WASHINGTON:
Rakuten.com is required to begin collecting sales tax on all taxable sales shipped to these states.
Minnesota and Washington: October 1st, 2018
South Carolina: November 1st, 2018
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 guidelines. It is Rakuten’s standard practice to charge and collect sales tax on all orders placed through Rakuten.com that are delivered to California. Additionally, Rakuten reports and remits all collected California sales taxes directly to the California tax agency. Thus, the consumer is relieved of the responsibility for paying the sales tax to the California tax agency.
NOTICE TO KENTUCKY CUSTOMERS:
Rakuten.com is not required to collect Kentucky sales or use tax, and does not collect sales or use tax from you. Your purchase may be subject to Kentucky use tax unless the purchase is exempt from taxation in Kentucky. Your purchase is not exempt from taxation in Kentucky merely because it is made over the Internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires all Kentucky purchasers to report all purchases of tangible personal property or digital property that are not taxed by the retailer and to pay use tax on those purchases unless exempt under Kentucky law. The tax may be reported and paid on the Kentucky individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return with the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
NOTICE TO SOUTH DAKOTA CUSTOMERS:
Rakuten.com is not required to collect South Dakota sales or use tax, and does not collect sales or use tax from you. Your purchase may be subject to South Dakota use tax unless the purchase is exempt from taxation in South Dakota. Your purchase is not exempt from taxation in South Dakota merely because it is made over the Internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. The State of South Dakota requires each South Dakota purchaser to report any purchase that was not taxed and pay tax on the purchase. The tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax form; the use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue Web site.
How much is sales tax?
Rakuten automatically computes the sales tax on products and shipping charges based on applicable state and federal 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 a coupon or other method was used to reduce the cost of an item, the taxes will be applied after the discount. For example, if you buy a $40 item and a coupon reduces it to $30, you will be charged taxes for the item based on the $30 price.