It depends on where the customer lives. Pooki's Mahi has to charge the sales tax as required by law based on the "ship to" location. Pooki's Mahi will only collect tax amounts required by law, which may include merchandise and other services such as gift wrap and shipping. If the "ship to" location is California, then an additional charge for sales tax is required.
Many factors can change between the time an order is placed and the time the order is shipped. The amount appearing on the order as "Estimated Tax" may differ from the sales taxes ultimately changed.
Sales Tax Information
The amount of tax charged for the order depends upon many factors, including:
- The identity and location of Pooki's Mahi
- The location of the customer
- The type of item purchased
- The destination of the shipment (order) (the "ship to" location)
How Sales Tax Is Calculated
If an item is subject to sales or use tax in the state to which it is shipped, tax is generally calculated on its total selling price. In accordance with state tax laws, the total selling price of an item generally includes item-level shipping and handling charges, discounts and gift-wrap charges, and an allocation of order-level shipping and handling charges and discounts.
The tax rate applied to the order will generally be the combined state and locate rate for the address where your order is approved or shipped. Therefore, the tax rate applied to the order may be different for an order shipped to the home address than it is for an order for the very same items shipped to the work address.