Do I Owe Sales Tax On My Purchase?
The Missing Piece Puzzle Company is not required to and does not collect sales or use taxes in all states. Currently, The Missing Piece Puzzle Company collects sales tax on orders shipped within New Jersey. Sales tax for New Jersey orders is taxable at 6.625%, not including clothing/footwear, and is calculated on product, shipping and handling costs of taxable items.
For all other states imposing sales or use taxes, your purchase is subject to sales/use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the internet, by catalog, or other remote means. You are still responsible for the tax on your purchase. Most states require purchasers to file a use tax return to report any purchase that was not charged sales tax and to pay the use tax on the purchase. Details explaining how to report and pay use tax to your state can be found at your states tax authority website. In addition, the states of Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont require us to supply the following additional information:
For Colorado purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the Colorado use tax form. Details of how to file this return may be found at the Colorado Department of Revenue's website.
Sales and Use Tax is imposed at the rate of 6%; there are no local sales and use taxes in Kentucky.
For Louisiana purchasers: The Missing Piece Puzzle Company does not collect Louisiana sales tax. Your purchase is subject to Louisiana sales and use tax unless the purchase is specifically exempt. The purchase is not exempt from Louisiana sales and use tax merely because it is made over the Internet, by catalog or other remote means. Louisiana law requires that purchasers file appropriate tax forms annually on their individual income tax return, or through other means as may be required by administrative rule. More information regarding Louisiana state sales and use tax may be found at https://revenue.louisiana.gov/ConsumerUseTax.
Orders shipped to Oklahoma are subject to the tax rates of local municipalities. To find out how much sales tax is due based on your shipping destination, please visit www.ok.gov/tax/All_Taxes/Sales_&_Use_Tax/.
For Pennsylvania purchasers: The Missing Piece Puzzle Company does not collect Pennsylvania sales tax. Your purchase is subject to sales and use tax unless it is specifically exempt. The purchase is not exempt from Pennsylvania sales and use tax merely because it is made over the Internet, by catalog or other remote means. The state of Pennsylvania requires that purchasers with a delivery location in Pennsylvania file a use tax return, reporting all taxable Pennsylvania purchases that were not taxed and pay the use tax on those purchases. These forms and corresponding instructions may be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's website at www.revenue.pa.gov/usetax.
As a retailer without any physical presence in your State, we are not required to collect sales taxes for orders shipped to your State under federal law. Your State, however, is requiring us to notify any customer who places an order for delivery in your State that, under state law, these purchases may not be exempt from use tax and that the customer must pay any use tax owed because of the purchase. A purchase from a retailer is not exempt from state sales or use tax merely because it is made over the internet. This use tax can be paid via filing of an annual sales tax return reporting all taxable purchases that were not taxed and pay any taxes due or as an alternative by including on your state income tax return on the appropriate line and paying any such taxes due. In addition to this notice, we are required by your State law to submit a yearly accounting of your purchases to your State's Department of Revenue, including the amount paid, your name and address and the addresses where the item was billed and shipped to. For more information, you may contact your State's Department of Revenue: http://www.tax.ri.gov/. We are aware that submitting this information creates privacy concerns, but we have no option but to comply. If you have any questions about why we must do this or how the information collected by your Department of Revenue will be used, please contact your state legislator at: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us
Orders shipped to South Dakota are subject to the tax rates of local municipalities and will be billed accordingly. To find out how much sales tax is due based on your shipping destination, please visit https://dor.sd.gov/Taxes/Business_Taxes/Usetax.aspx.
Orders shipped to Vermont are subject to the tax rates of local municipalities and will be billed accordingly. To find out how much sales tax is due based on your shipping destination, please visit http://tax.vermont.gov/business-and-corp/sales-and-use-tax.
There are many States that are currently adding sales tax rules for online purchases. Currently, we only collect for NJ and we strongly suggest that you contact your State Department of Treasury to see if you will owe sales tax on your purchase.