Sales Tax Policy
Gone are the days when you can make purchases online without having to pay sales tax. Except for when you lived within the same state or local area of the website owner(s).
You can thank the U.S. Supreme Court for that and their decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair. The U.S. Supreme Court decided that a business no longer needs to have a physical presence in a state to collect and remit sales tax to the state.
All they have to do is sell merchandise to the residents of the state. This creates what they are now calling an economic nexus.
The taxing of Internet sales is not limited to the United States, many other countries are doing the same.
For the purpose of this Sales Tax Policy all add on or included in the price taxes regardless of what they are called locally (sales tax, gross receipt tax, value added tax, etc.) are referred to as Sales Tax.
Sales Tax and Tax Rates
We will be charging sales tax on any sale to an area (state, city, country, etc.) that currently imposes sales tax on Internet sales and / or sales where we meet their economic nexus.
The rate of sales tax charged will be in accordance with the local taxing authority of the sale's destination and the most recent published sales tax rate of that taxing authority.
A list of those sales tax rates will not be published here because there are too many taxing authorities, over 13,000 in the United States alone.
Sales Tax Destinations
We are currently limiting selling / shipping of our products and services to the United States. We reserve the right to refuse to sell to any state, county, local area (city, town, village, etc.) that makes this issue of sales tax more difficult then it already is.
We will expand sales to other countries as we gain a better understanding of the economic and taxing landscape of that country. For more information see our Shipping Policy.
Live Outside of the United States?
We will be expanding our sales and shipping areas outside of the United States soon. It will be a gradual expansion, selecting and expanding to one country at a time.
We will base this expansion on three key factors:
- Countries that subscribers to the Celtic News Newsletter reside in.
- Countries people are visiting this site from.
- The Internet taxation laws in affect and / or pending in those countries.
The item above that holds the most weight in our decision to expand to other countries is where members of our newsletter reside.
If we have 1000 visitors from the UK but 1 Celtic News Newsletter subscriber in Canada, we'll expand to Canada before expanding to the UK.
If you live outside the United States and would like to see us expand our sales and shipping to your country then be sure to subscribe to the Celtic News Newsletter.
Locations Where We Charge Internet Sales Tax
At this time the only location we are required to charge Internet Sales Tax is the state of New Mexico.
What This Means to You
Residents of the state of New Mexico will have sales tax added to their purchases.
We will charge sales tax on sales to other states and holdings as soon as we reach their economic nexus threshold. Or we may stop selling to those states until the economic nexus period resets.
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