Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax: We collect sales tax on orders shipped to any state which requires that local sales tax be added to the order total on remote purchases, including any shipping charges. Purchases in our store are subject to a 6.625% local sales tax as per NJ's sales & use tax policy. These taxes are not VATs and cannot be recovered by non-USA visitors when returning home.

If your order is being shipping to an address in a state which requires local sales tax collection on remote purchases, or is being picked up in our Fairfield or Hoboken locations, local sales tax will be automatically collected unless the account is registered as tax-exempt.

Tax Exemption

Some organizations such as government, child care, churches and religious, and social welfare organizations may be eligible for tax-exempt purchases.

To apply for tax-exempt status, complete the exemption status form through the link below.

Apply for Tax Exemption

Tax Information by State

Make a selection below to view our current taxation policy per state.

The current rate of tax in NJ is 6.625% on taxable sales occurring on or after January 1, 2018.

Sales Tax Law

The New Jersey Sales and Use Tax Act imposes a tax on the receipts from every retail sale of tangible personal property, specified digital products, and the sale of certain services, except as otherwise provided in the Act. Tangible personal property can include prewritten computer software delivered electronically. In addition, most services performed on tangible personal property and specified digital products are taxable unless they are specifically exempted by law. Exempt items include most food sold as grocery items, most clothing and footwear, disposable paper products for household use, prescription drugs, and over-thecounter drugs.

Use Tax

Use Tax is due when taxable tangible personal property, specified digital products, or services are purchased for use in New Jersey but Sales Tax is not collected, or is collected at a rate less than New Jersey’s rate. This commonly happens when purchases are made online, by phone or mail order, or outside the State. If the items are delivered to a New Jersey address, the purchaser must pay Use Tax based on the purchase price, including any delivery/shipping charges. The Use Tax rate is the same as the Sales Tax rate, which is 6.625%. (The rate decreased to 6.625% on January 1, 2018.)

Delivery Charges for Taxable Property and Services

Sales Tax is imposed on the charges for delivery of property (or services) from a seller directly to a customer if the items sold are subject to tax. Tax is not imposed on delivery charges for nontaxable items like clothing, property purchased for resale, and property covered by any other statutory exemption provision.

Delivery charges are defined as charges by the seller for preparation and delivery to a location designated by the purchaser of personal property or services including, but not limited to, transportation, shipping, postage, handling, crating, and packing. If a shipment includes both exempt and taxable property, the seller should allocate the delivery charge by using:

  • A percentage based on the total sales price of the taxable property compared to the total sales price of all property in the shipment; or
  • A percentage based on the total weight of the taxable property compared to the total weight of all property in the shipment.

Thus, only the portion of the delivery charge that relates to the taxable property or service is subject to Sales Tax. In these mixed transactions, if the seller does not allocate the delivery charge, the entire delivery charge is taxable.

For information about delivery charges on out-of-state sales, see publication ANJ-10, Out of- State Sales & New Jersey Sales Tax.

Exemption Certificates

New Jersey has exemption certificates that can be used to purchase property and services without paying Sales Tax under certain conditions. Each exemption certificate has a specific use. The New Jersey seller accepting an exemption certificate must always be registered with New Jersey. The most common certificates are the Resale Certificate (Form ST-3), Exempt Use Certificate (Form ST-4), and Exempt Organization Certificate (Form ST-5).

The seller should accept an exemption certificate only if it is fully completed. As long as the certificate is completed by the purchaser and provided to the seller, the seller is relieved of responsibility for collecting Sales Tax, even if it is later determined that the purchaser was not eligible for the exemption.

Only one exemption certificate is necessary for additional purchases of the same general type. Keep a record of each sale covered by a blanket certificate. Keep this certificate for at least four years from the date of the last purchase covered by the certificate

For more information on NJ Sales & Use Tax, visit https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/su4.pdf

We currently do not charge tax in New York

We will begin charging tax in PA on July 1, 2019.