About Sales Tax

Items sold by Amazon.com and shipped to certain states are subject to tax.

Items sold by Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to tax:

Arizona Indiana Minnesota North Dakota Washington
California Kansas Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky New Jersey Tennessee Wisconsin
Florida Maryland New York Texas  
Georgia Massachusetts North Carolina Virginia  

Note:

  • No sales tax is charged when purchasing gift cards; however, purchases paid for with gift cards may be subject to tax.
  • Items sold by Warehouse Deals and shipped to destinations in Alaska are also subject to local sales tax.

How Sales Tax is Calculated

If an item is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, 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, gift-wrap charges, and an allocation of order-level shipping and handling charges and order-level discounts.

The amount of tax charged on your order will depend upon many factors including Identity of the seller, type of item purchased, and destination of the shipment. 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.

Wireless Devices Tax Regulations

For specific tax regulations regarding the sales of cellular phones and other devices like tablets or mobile hot spots that use wireless service. Please visit our About Sales Tax on Wireless Devices.