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Sales Tax Requirements
Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailer.
How Tax Is Calculated
The amount of tax charged depends upon many factors, including the identity of the seller, the type of item purchased, and the destination of the shipment.
Items sold by HotBookSale.com, and shipped to destinations in the state of Florida are subject to tax.
Items identified as "taxed" on your order confirmation have been subjected to sales tax. All other items have not been taxed, either because the seller is not required to collect the tax or the item is not subject to tax. If an item is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item. In accordance with state tax laws, the total selling price of an item will generally include item-level shipping and handling charges, item-level discounts, and an allocation of order-level shipping and handling charges and order-level discounts. The tax rate applied to your order will generally be the combined state and local rate for the address where your order was shipped. Therefore, the sales tax rate applied to your order may be different for an order shipped to your home address than it is for an order for the very same items shipped to your work address. HotBookSale.com obtains sales tax rates from a leading tax rate service provider.
Note that many factors can change between the time you place an order and the time of credit card charge authorization, which could affect the calculation of sales taxes. The amount appearing on your order as Estimated Tax may differ from the sales taxes ultimately charged. For example, tax law changes may occur between order placement and credit card charge authorization that could result in an increase or decrease in taxes charged. We also offer a number of flexible shipping options that could change the calculation of sales tax. Thus, we cannot know with certainty how allocations of shipping charges and promotional discounts will be made to individual items when we quote estimated taxes at the time your order is placed.
No sales tax is charged when purchasing gift certificates; however, purchases paid for with gift certificates may be subject to tax.
If tax has been charged on any portion of your order and you need to take advantage of your tax exempt status, a refund can be facilitated for you, please call Customer Service at 1-888-646-1662.
Internet Tax Freedom Act
Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. Remote sellers (including Internet retailers and catalog companies) are generally required to collect taxes where they have a physical selling presence. If they do not have any such presence, they are not required to collect sales taxes.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been renewed through November 1, 2014. Please note that the ITFA was primarily intended to prevent state and local governments from imposing new or discriminatory taxes on Internet transactions and on Internet access. Despite the name of the Act, ITFA does not preclude state and local governments from imposing existing sales tax collection requirements on companies selling over the Internet.