Tax Policy

The rules and obligations regarding VAT/GST and Sales Taxes on importation of goods from remote sellers or via e-commerce platforms vary from country to country and between the states in the U.S.

When you buy goods from a seller or merchant on our marketplace and it is shipped to your location, the goods may be subject to your local VAT/GST or sales taxes.

The amount of the applicable VAT/GST or sales taxes (if any) depends on your ship to location (e.g. country or U.S. state).

Obligation for to collect and remit indirect taxes

As a marketplace platform, has the obligation in some countries and U.S. states to collect VAT/GST or sales taxes on behalf of the merchants.

As of September 1, 2019, is currently collecting VAT/GST and sales taxes in the following countries/U.S. states:

  • U.S. States
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Connecticut
    • Idaho
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Nebraska
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • Washington D.C.
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming

Jurisdictions where is not required to collect and remit taxes

Other than the jurisdictions listed above where will collect and remit the VAT/GST and sales taxes as a marketplace facilitator, the merchants who make sales through the marketplace may have an obligation to collect and remit transaction taxes based on their particular facts and circumstances.

For those jurisdictions where is not currently required to collect indirect taxes on behalf of merchants, offers (on a voluntary basis) merchants the ability to use the Tax Settings and therefore allow to collect VAT/GST or sales taxes in countries and U.S. states where is registered. If a merchant signs up for this service, indirect taxes will be collected by and remitted to the merchant for onward remittance to the applicable tax authority.

In cases where indirect taxes are not charged and collected on the marketplace, the end user may be liable for indirect taxes as set forth in the Terms of Service.