Tammy Pal of Tierra Buena Company

When Washington-state resident Tammy Pal of Tierra Buena Company started selling her Pure Clay® on Amazon, she assumed that Amazon would collect and remit the sales tax. When she realized that wasn’t the case, she was unsure where to turn.

“The tax thing was so stressful that I almost cried,” she said. But then her CPA recommended TaxJar.

“When I found all of TaxJar’s step-by-step information, it was like ‘Praise the Lord, I don’t have to worry about this anymore!’”

Tammy used information from the TaxJar Sales Tax Blog to help her figure out how to register for a sales tax permit in her home state of Washington, and from there how to comply in other Amazon FBA states where she makes material sales.

But then it came time to file her sales tax returns. That’s when she turned to TaxJar Reports.

“Amazon doesn’t give you understandable sales tax reports,” Tammy said. “I’m not sure how I managed to get my first Washington return filed. Now I use TaxJar, and TaxJar saves me approximately 10-15 hours per quarter vs. trying to figure out sales tax with just Amazon’s report.”

Tammy also turned to AutoFile after her Texas sales tax return turned into a four-hour ordeal. “Before AutoFile I was reading numbers off to my assistant who was entering them into the Texas website. Thank goodness for AutoFile.”

Sales tax isn’t intuitive, and Tammy also turned to TaxJar’s customer support specialists for help.

“I’ve been in customer service,” she said. “This is the most stressful area of running my business, and TaxJar is always responsive and helpful. Your customer service is gold star.”

“When people ask me who is my favorite company to work with,” she added, “I say TaxJar.”

Find out more about Tammy and her company here.


Tammy Pal helps others live healthy, energetic lives. Her product, Pure Clay, powerfully supports the body’s natural detoxification systems, so you feel lighter, better, more energized – your best life!

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