Collecting Sales Tax on eBay
eBay only allows sellers to collect one sales tax rate per state. This system isn’t ideal for sellers based in a destination-based sales tax state or sellers who have sales tax nexus in more than one state.
So how much do you collect?
If you sell in multiple states, we recommend charging your customers the “average” sales tax rate in each state.
But there’s one exception! If you live in one of the “origin-based” sales tax states, charge the rate at your business location. You can look this rate up with TaxJar’s Sales Tax Calculator. Note: If you do NOT have a location in a state, our accounting advisors recommend taking an average of the sales tax rates in the 5 most populous cities in the state. While this is imperfect, it gives you the best chance of collecting as correctly as possible.
Origin based states:
- New Mexico
Use the table below to find your nexus states and fill in your sales tax rates.
TaxJar is Here to Help
Not sure how much sales tax you collected versus how much you should have collected? TaxJar’s “expected sales tax due” report will straighten you out. Sign up today to import your last 60 days of eBay sales for free!
eBay Sales Tax Table
Average expected sales tax rates across thousands of eBay merchants and millions of eBay transactions.
|State||Avg. Sales Tax Rate||Shipping & Handling|
Watch Our Video to Learn More
Trusted by More Than 10,000 Customers
Thank you TaxJar! I just finished filing California sales tax and it was a piece of cake because of the reports you provide for schedule A and schedule B. Wouldn't have wanted to do it without you!
TaxJar is one of the services I use that you’d have to wrestle away from me. It took over 2 hours to do my Florida quarterlies initially. With TaxJar, it’s about 10-15 minutes. Huge timesaver!
The first year I had to do all this sales tax by county stuff, I almost quit selling. This year with TaxJar it was almost painless. I wish I had known about them right from the start!! Worth every penny to keep your sanity!!
I did the TaxJar trial early on in my business. VERY glad I did. Subscribed without a second thought. Worth its weight in gold.
TaxJar saved me about 4-5 hours of boring, tedious, and most importantly, non-profitable work!
I just wanted to stop and say how much I appreciate TaxJar's transactions tab! The fact that I can wire several selling venues into one feed and see it all in one place and also have it downloadable as a csv file, it's awesome! Plus the ability to filter the results by date or selling venue or state! TaxJar Rocks!
I’m a CPA and wouldn’t think of running my business without TaxJar. The reports you get from Amazon are almost worse than useless, but TJ takes the hard work out of it for you.
I spend a lot less time on sales tax now thanks to TaxJar.
I had tried FBA for about 4 months. I was doing really well but stopped due to the unknown factor: sales tax. I found out about TaxJar, and with the knowledge I gained in just a few minutes I will be able to get FBA going again. No one else was able to answer my questions.