We are not obligated to, and do not, collect state-specific sales tax unless collection or reporting is required by law. Your purchase is subject to state use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. It can also be even more localized based on different cities within the same state.
Sales tax is only charged to orders shipping to the following states:
AL, AK (certain localities only), AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NE, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY and Washington DC.
Alaska has no state sales tax, however some localities require us to collect sales tax.
Some of these states, such as NY, also require us to charge tax on services such as gift boxing and shipping fees in addition to the product tax.
Ex. In NYC, the City Sales Tax rate is 4.5%, NY State Sales and Use Tax is 4% and the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District surcharge of 0.375% for a total Sales and Use Tax of 8.875 percent. Unless you were shipping to Albany, NY where the rate is just 8%.
Please note that the purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet or by other remote means. Your state may require that you file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year to report and pay use tax on those purchases that are not specifically exempt from taxation where sales tax was not charged on the invoice. Please see the website of your state’s tax authority for tax return forms and further information.
For orders shipping to Alabama:
The seller (UncommonGoods, LLC) will collect the simplified sellers use tax on transactions delivered into Alabama and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. The seller’s program account number is SSU-R010215308.
If you're tax-exempt click here for more information.