On Thursday, June 21, 2018 the United States Supreme Court released a ruling effectively requiring online retailers to collect sales tax in almost every state.
Many CandleScience customers (including you if you are reading this article) are small businesses who may be impacted by the Court’s decision. At the very least, you may be required to pay sales tax on your future purchases at candlescience.com.
We have been preparing for this ruling for quite some time, and we already have a plan in place to ensure compliance with each state’s laws while minimizing the impact to our customers.
If you are located in North Carolina or Nevada (states where we have physical locations) nothing will change. You are already being charged sales tax on each transaction unless you have submitted a proper exemption certificate.
If you are located in any other state, we will soon begin collecting exemption certificates so that our business customers may continue to purchase from our site free of tax. If you would like to be emailed when our exemption certificate collection system is live, feel free to email us at [email protected] and we'd be happy to add you to the notification list.
We plan on giving our customers ample time to submit exemption certificates before charging sales tax in additional states. Our website will automatically calculate and collect sales tax only when applicable, and will automatically remove sales tax when a valid exemption certificate is on file.
As always, if you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 888-266-3916. We are happy to help in any way that we can.
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