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Sales Tax

Ross-Simons will charge the applicable state sales tax to merchandise totals or merchandise plus shipping and handling totals based upon prevailing individual state laws. Tax rates are determined by the state into which an order is shipped.

Please note that our website will calculate an estimated sales tax for your purchases. Your exact sales tax will be sent to you with your order confirmation email.

For customer shipments to Alabama, we collect a simplified sellers use tax of 8% on taxable transactions delivered into Alabama and we remit the tax on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Our program account number is SSU-R010127586.


States where we do not collect sales and use taxes.

We collect and remit sales and use tax on behalf of our customers in the states listed above. If we do not collect the tax, you may still owe use tax on certain purchases in your state. If you ship goods to Tennessee or Pennsylvania, you may have additional requirements.

You can use the total sale included on your confirmation email when completing your income tax return in order to calculate any use tax owed - unless you've already paid the tax, or your purchases are otherwise not subject to tax.

In Tennessee T.C.A. 67-6-515(f)(3) and T.C.A 67-6-210 require us to provide a notification of the total sale price amount for purchases made by customers that had purchases delivered to Tennessee. A sale is not exempt from use tax under Tennessee law because it is made over the Internet or over the telephone. You can find the total purchase amount on your confirmation emails or on your order history summary. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Tennessee Department of Revenue website.

In Pennsylvania, 72 P.S. §7202(b) requires us to provide a notification of the total sale price amount for purchases made by customers that had purchases delivered to Pennsylvania. A sale is not exempt from use tax under Pennsylvania law because it is made over the Internet or over the telephone. Thus, when anyone in Pennsylvania purchases items from us, where the items would be taxable if purchased at a store in Pennsylvania and we do not collect the tax, the purchaser is legally required to accrue and remit tax directly to the Department of Revenue. You can find the total purchase amount on your confirmation emails or on your order history summary. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website.