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You're responsible for complying with all applicable tax laws. Contact a tax professional to determine whether you need to charge sales tax on your eBay sales, or if you have questions about any other taxes. We can't provide tax advice. Also, we can't guarantee that our sales tax features meet all tax requirements.

You can use the eBay tax table to specify a sales tax rate for each US state in which you're required to charge sales tax. You can also charge tax on shipping and handling, if that's required by law.

When a buyer views your items, your tax rates are shown on the item page. When your buyer goes through eBay checkout after purchasing one of your items, we automatically calculate the sales tax amount based on the buyer's shipping address and the rates you specified in your tax table. The sales tax amount is included in the total final price of the item.

Important things to keep in mind when setting up a tax table:

  • Once you set up your tax table, you also need to indicate that you charge sales tax in the listing form when you list your item.

  • Changes that you make to your tax table don't affect your live listings. Only items that you list, relist, or revise after saving your tax table changes are affected.

Setting up a tax table

You can charge sales tax for items sold to buyers in any or all states by setting up a tax table in My eBay.

To set up a tax table:
  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences.

  2. Click Show in the Payments from buyers section.

  3. Click Edit in the Use sales tax table section.

  4. Fill in the sales tax rate for any state where you want to charge sales tax. If you're also required to tax shipping and handling in that state, select the Also charge sales tax on S&H check box.

  5. Click Save.

Charging sales tax

Once you've set up your tax table in My eBay, you need to specify that you want to charge sales tax in your listings.

To charge sales tax in a listing:
  1. In the Add other details section at the bottom of the advanced listing form, click Add or remove options.

  2. In the Other details section of the Add or remove options window, select Charge applicable sales tax to buyers.

  3. Click Save and complete your listing.

Changing your tax table

You can change your tax table to stop charging sales tax in a particular state or in all states.

To stop charging sales tax in a particular state:
  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences.

  2. Click Show in the Payments from buyers section.

  3. Click Edit in the Use sales tax table section.

  4. Delete the tax rate from the state where you want to stop charging sales tax, and clear the Also charge sales tax on S&H check box.

  5. Click Save.

To stop charging sales tax in all states:
  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences.

  2. Click Show in the Payments from buyers section.

  3. Click Edit in the Use sales tax table section.

  4. Click Clear all at the bottom of the page.

  5. Click Save.

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