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About US State Sales and Use Taxes

About US State Sales and Use Taxes

As required by the relevant US State Sales Tax Laws, the marketplace facilitator is required to collect Sales Tax and remit to the relevant tax authorities. Items sold on and shipped to locations both inside and outside the US, including territories, may be subject to tax.

How is Tax calculated?

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

· The type of item or service purchased

· The time and location of fulfillment

· The shipment or delivery address of your order

These factors may 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 "Sales Tax" to be collected at Check Out when confirming an order. This 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 residential versus business addresses. Also, the total selling price of an item will generally include item-level shipping and handling charges, item level discounts, and gift wrapping charges. Sale tax will be calculated based on the total amount.

Can sales tax get exempt?

Sales tax is charged on shipments in most states that have a sales tax, unless you are sales tax exempt and we have your exemption certificate. If you are exempt from paying sales tax at the time of purchase, you must provide a valid sales tax exemption certificate and number, if applicable, for the state you are shipping to. We will not refund sales tax amounts collected in the event when a valid certificate is not provided. If you provide a certificate that is not accepted for any reason by any governmental or regulatory authority, and JLCPCB is required to pay tax on your purchase, you will reimburse JLCPCB for the amount of such tax, and JLCPCB's reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the payment and collection of such tax.

Upload your exemption certificate when it comes to checkout page. Your information and certificate uploaded will be verified by our system automatically, if automative verification is unsuccessful, manual verification may take us 1-2 days to check.

For Registered JLCPCB Customers Exempt From Sales Tax: Your online order will not reflect any company exemption already on file, if applicable, unless you are logged into your registered account.

Seller information for exemption certificate form filling:
Seller:JiaLiChuang (HongKong) CO., LTD.
Address:Unit21 28F, Metropole Square, On Yiu Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

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· You're acknowledging that the tax exemption information entered is correct and the tax-exempt organization is recognized as valid by the state or US territory in which you've enrolled, customer will be responsible for tax authorities punishment due to providing wrong or deceptive exemption information.

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

ArkansasMarylandPuerto Rico
CaliforniaMassachusettsRhode Island
ColoradoMichiganSouth Carolina
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMississippiTennessee
IdahoNew JerseyVermont
IllinoisNew MexicoWashington
IndianaNew YorkWest Virginia
IowaNorth CarolinaWisconsin
KansasNorth DakotaWyoming


1. Why JLCPCB (an international seller) who has no physical presence in the U.S. has an obligation to collect sales tax from the U.S. buyers?

A June 21, 2018 Supreme Court of the United States case allowed states to require online sellers with “economic nexus” in their state to comply with that state’s sales tax requirements.
This simply means that if a seller - no matter where they are located - makes a certain dollar amount of sales in a state, or a certain number of transactions with buyers in that state, then they are required to collect sales tax in that state if their sales volume exceeds the threshold specified by related states.
For example, in Kentucky, any seller (U.S. based or international) who makes more than $100,000 in sales in the state in the previous or current calendar year, or who made more than 200 sales transactions in the state in the previous or current calendar year, is required to comply with Kentucky’s sales tax laws. Compliance means registering for a Kentucky sales tax permit and collecting sales tax from any buyers in Kentucky.

2. Why is JLCPCB required to collect sales tax in your state now, but was not required to do so in the past?

According to the tax regulations of U.S. states, sales tax only starts to be charged when the sales amount of a company has reached a certain threshold.
The sales tax will be charged by the seller on behalf of the local state tax authority, and declared and submitted to the tax authority on a monthly basis.
JLCPCB made the decision to register and begin to charge sales tax in U.S. states due to the growth and anticipated growth of our business.

3. How to use Sales tax exemption certificate and where can I aquire it?

If you own a sales tax exemption certificate and upload it when you order on our website, you may get exempted from the sales tax directly. Of course, the certificate has to be valid, which will be checked by our system after you upload.
The sales tax exemption certificate is issued by the tax authority of the local state. You may consult your tax accountant or local tax authority about if you are qualified to apply for an exemption certificate and how to acquire this certificate.

Last updated on Mar 11, 2024