About US State Sales and Use Taxes

Items sold on Amazon Marketplaces and shipped to locations both inside and outside the US, including territories, may be subject to tax.

How Tax is calculated

The amount of tax charged on your order depends on many factors including the following:

  • The identity of the seller
  • The type of item or service purchased
  • The time and location of fulfillment
  • The shipment or delivery address of your order
These factors can change between the time you place an order and when your shipment is complete. As a result, the tax calculated on your order may change. We display an "Estimated Tax" to be collected at Check Out when confirming an order. The amounts displayed as estimated tax may then be updated later when your order is finalized and completed.

The tax rate applied to your order will be the combined state and local rates of the address where your order is delivered to or fulfilled from. For example, if you live in a state that does not impose a sales tax, you may still see tax calculated on your order if shipped to another state. Moreover, the tax rates applied to your order may also be different for a variety of reasons, such as a shipment to a residential home versus a business address. Also, the total selling price of an item will generally include item-level shipping and handling charges, item level discounts, and gift wrapping charges. If applied at an order level, these charges, may be allocated to the individual items in an order.

If you are ordering from Amazon.com and shipping to a country outside of the US, you may be charged the applicable country tax rate.


  • No tax is charged when purchasing gift cards; however, purchases paid for with gift cards may be subject to tax.
  • Textbooks rented from Warehouse Deals and shipped to destinations in Delaware are subject to tax.

Items sold on Amazon.com that are shipped to destinations in the following states and US territories may be subject to tax:

Alabama Kentucky Ohio
Alaska Louisiana Oklahoma
Arizona Maine Pennsylvania
Arkansas Maryland Puerto Rico
California Massachusetts Rhode Island
Colorado Michigan South Carolina
Connecticut Minnesota South Dakota
District of Columbia Mississippi Tennessee
Florida Missouri Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Virginia
Idaho New Jersey Vermont
Illinois New Mexico Washington
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa North Carolina Wisconsin
Kansas North Dakota Wyoming

Click here for information on Marketplace Facilitator Sales and Use tax collection.

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