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Important: You are responsible for complying with all applicable tax laws. Please 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. eBay can't provide tax advice. Also, we can't guarantee that our sales tax features will meet all tax requirements.

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

When a buyer views your items, your tax rates will be shown on the item page. When your buyer goes through eBay checkout after purchasing one of your items, the system automatically calculates the correct sales tax amount based on the buyer's shipping address and the rates that you specified in your tax table. The sales tax amount will be included in the total amount requested from the buyer.

Note: Changes that you make in your tax table don't affect your live listings. Only items that you list, relist, or revise after saving your changes will be affected.

Setting up a tax table

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

To set up a tax table:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.

  2. Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then click Site Preferences.

  3. Click the Show link in the Payments from buyers section.

  4. Click the Edit link in the Use sales tax table section.

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

  6. When you're done, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

To stop charging sales tax

At any time, you can stop charging sales tax in a particular state or in all states.

To stop charging sales tax in a particular state:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.

  2. Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then click Site Preferences .

  3. Click the Show link in the Payments from buyers section.

  4. Click the Edit link in the Use sales tax table section.

  5. 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.

  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

To stop charging sales tax in all states:
  1. Click My eBay at the top of most eBay pages. You may need to sign in.

  2. Place your pointer over the Account tab, and then click Site Preferences.

  3. Click the Show link in the Payments from buyers section.

  4. Click the Edit link in the Use sales tax table section.

  5. Click the Clear all link at the bottom of the page.

  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

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