Sales tax is a complex issue, but we've made it extremely simple.
We only charge sales tax on orders shipping to Illinois.
We are required by law to collect sales tax if we make a sale in the same state where we have facilities.
Because we only have one facility in one state, it is unlikely that we will need to collect sales tax on the majority of orders.
If you happen to live in Illinois, you will be charged the required sales tax for your order.
If you bought a generator online from one of the major home improvement stores, you'd be guaranteed to pay sales tax because they have facilities in every state.
Tax Requirements for States Where Sales Tax Isn't Collected
Colorado HB 1193, enacted in February 2010, requires online retailers to provide a detailed purchase report to customers with more than $500 of annual Colorado purchases by January 31 and to provide a summary purchase report with the total amount of each customer's annual Colorado purchases to the Colorado Department of Revenue by March 31. This law is currently the subject of a legal challenge brought by the Direct Marketing Association and others. In the meantime, the U.S. District Court has suspended enactment of the law while the legal challenge proceeds.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires purchasers to report all purchases of tangible personal property or digital property that are not taxed by the retailer and pay use tax on those purchases unless exempt under Kentucky law. The taxes may be reported and paid on the Kentucky individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return with the Department of Kentucky. See important Kentucky sales and use tax information regarding tax you may owe directly to the Commonwealth of Kentucky here.
Tax may be reported and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website. We're required to provide the notice above for Oklahoma purchases based on Oklahoma law (HB 2359) enacted in June 2010.
South Carolina customers may owe use tax on purchases made from Power Equipment Direct, Inc. Payment and reporting information can be found on the South Carolina Department of Revenue's Website. S.C. Code Ann. § 12-36-2691(E)(3) requires us to provide South Carolina customers a notification of the total sale price amount for purchases made from Power Equipment Direct, Inc.
Tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website. We're required to provide the notice above for South Dakota purchases based on South Dakota law (SB 146) enacted in April 2011.
Purchases shipped to Tennessee may be subject to Tennessee Use Tax (T.C.A. § 67-6-210) unless an exemption exists under Tennessee law. A sale is not exempt under Tennessee law because it is made through the Internet. Payments of applicable Tennessee use tax may be made through the Tennessee Department of Revenue's Website.
Tax may be reported and paid on the Vermont use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Vermont department of taxes website. We are required to provide the notice above for Vermont purchases based on Vermont law (H 436) enacted in May 2011. Click here for details.