This is one of the most common questions I get from members regarding sales taxes so below I’ve given you a couple of scenarios to help you know when to charge your buyers with sales tax.
1. You charge buyers with sales tax only if they’re in the same state as to where you’re selling from. For example, if your business is operating in Illinois (regardless of whether you’re dropping from an international supplier), then you will charge your buyers from Illinois with sales tax. If your buyer is located outside the state of Illinois, then you waive any sales tax charges.
2. You can charge customers with sales tax ONLY if you have a sales tax ID. Otherwise, it will be illegal if you charge buyers with this when you haven’t even acquired one just yet.
The sales tax you collect has to be filed come tax season as this will be used to help fund government facilities i.e. national parks, public libraries, etc.
For those of you who haven't acquired a sales tax ID yet, the link below will guide you on how to get one:
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