At times, a seller may want to add sales tax to items they sell. While some countries levy one sales-tax rate across their entire country, others, including Canada (CA) and the United States (US), have multiple sales-tax jurisdictions and sellers may be able to simplify the process of adding sales tax to the price of items sold by creating sales-tax tables for each jurisdiction into which they sell.
Note: Sales-tax tables are only available for the US (EBAY_US) and Canada (EBAY_CA) marketplaces.
Refer to How to create a sales-tax table for complete information about creating and managing sales-tax tables.
US sales tax
Because eBay now calculates, collects, and remits sales tax on behalf of sellers for items shipped to customers in all 50 states and Washington, DC — regardless of where the seller is domiciled — sellers can no longer specify sales-tax rates for these jurisdictions using a tax table.
When a buyer purchases an item on eBay with a ship-to address within a US state or Washington, DC, eBay automatically calculates and adds the applicable sales tax at checkout. The buyer pays the cost of the item plus all applicable sales taxes which eBay then collects and remits to the proper taxing authorities.
However, sellers may continue to use a sales-tax table to set rates for the following US territories:
- American Samoa (AS)
- Guam (GU)
- Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
- Palau (PW)
- US Virgin Islands (VI)
For additional information, refer to Taxes and import charges.
Canadian sales tax
Sellers can use sales-tax tables to set and configure rates for any or all Canadian provinces. Refer to How to create a sales-tax table for complete information about creating and managing sales-tax tables.