Many US states recently enacted laws that require online marketplaces like Etsy to collect sales tax on eligible purchases. Purchases that require us to charge sales tax differ between states.
We’re required to charge sales tax if the state you’re in mandates it, often no matter where the seller is located.
Why is sales tax charged on some items and not others?
Tax applies based on the type of item and how it's categorised. Depending on your state, some types of items are taxed and others are not.
If you believe that the item you’re buying shouldn’t be taxed in your state, let us know by selecting Contact support at the bottom of this page.
If you’re making a purchase that has tax-exempt status, learn what to do.