No sales tax collection for orders outside of New Jersey
We have the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailer. Internet retailers are generally required to collect taxes where they have a physical selling presence. If they do not have any such presence, they are not required to collect sales taxes. We only have a presence in New Jersey so we do not charge tax for orders shipped to states outside of New Jersey such as California (7.25% tax) or Illinois (6% tax).
Sales tax only for New Jersey orders of non-clothing items
As required by law, we only collect sales tax on non-clothing orders
shipped to New Jersey. General-use clothing is tax exempt in New Jersey so we do
not charge or collect tax on general-use heated clothing items for New Jersey residents. For example, our heated jackets, gloves and socks are tax free in New Jersey but our Auto Adapter is subject to 7% New Jersey sales tax which we collect on your behalf.
How New Jersey tax is calculated for NJ customers
If an item is subject to New Jersey sales tax, 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 item-level shipping and handling charges, item-level discounts, and an allocation of order-level shipping and handling charges and order-level discounts.
The tax rate applied to your order will generally be the combined state and local rate for the address where your order was shipped. Therefore, the sales tax rate applied to your order may be different for an order shipped to your home address than it is for an order for the very same items shipped to your work address.
Note that many 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 taxes ultimately charged.
For example, tax law changes may occur between order placement and credit card charge authorization that could result in an increase or decrease in taxes charged. We also offer a number of shipping options that could change the calculation of sales tax. Thus, we cannot know with certainty how allocations of shipping charges and promotional discounts will be made to individual items when we quote estimated taxes at the time your order is placed.
Non-USA international customers: If you are an international customer, you may be charged some import taxes and fees by your government when your package arrives. Our company does not collect these taxes.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been renewed through December 11, 2014.
Please note, the ITFA was primarily intended to prevent
state and local governments from imposing new or discriminatory taxes on
Internet transactions and on Internet access. Despite the name of the Act, ITFA
does not preclude state and local governments from imposing existing sales tax
collection requirements on companies selling over the Internet.
For states imposing sales or use taxes, your purchase is subject to use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet or by other remote means. Many states require purchasers to file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year reporting all of the taxable purchases that were not taxed and to pay tax on those purchases. Details of how to file these returns may be found at the websites of your respective taxing authorities.
Colorado, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee
and Vermont sales tax
For those customers purchasing from this website and
shipping to Colorado, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or
Colorado: Colorado HB 1193, enacted in February 2010,
required online retailers to provide a detailed purchase report to customers
with more than $500 of annual Colorado purchases by January 31st and to provide
a summary purchase report with the total amount of each customer's annual
Colorado purchases to the Colorado Department of Revenue by March 31st. This
law is currently the subject of a legal challenge brought by the Direct
Marketing Association and others. In the meantime, the U.S. District Court has
suspended enactment of the law while the legal challenge proceeds.
Oklahoma: For Oklahoma purchasers, the tax may be reported
and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a
consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding
instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website,
www.tax.ok.gov. We are required to provide the notice above for Oklahoma
purchases based on Oklahoma law (HB 2359) enacted in June 2010.
South Carolina: Please be aware that you may owe South
Carolina Use Tax on your purchases. You may visit www.sctax.org to pay the use
tax or you may report and pay the tax on your South Carolina Income Tax Form.
We're required to provide this notice based on South Carolina law Section 12-36-2691(E)(1).
South Dakota: For South Dakota purchasers, 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 website. We are required to provide the notice above for South Dakota
purchases based on South Dakota law (SB 146) enacted in April 2011.
Tennessee: Please be aware that purchases shipped to
Tennessee may be subject to Tennessee Use Tax (T.C.A s. 67-6-210) unless an
exemption exists under Tennessee law. A sale is not exempt under Tennessee law
because it is made through the Internet. Payments of applicable Tennessee use
tax may be made through the Tennessee Department of Revenue's Website at
Vermont: For Vermont purchasers, the tax may be reported and
paid on the Vermont use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding
instructions are available on the Vermont department of taxes website. We are
required to provide the notice above for Vermont purchases based on Vermont law
(H 436) enacted in May 2011.