Sales Tax Requirements
Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. For more information about sales tax charged on your order, view the topic sections on this page.
Orders Subject to Sales Tax
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 Inland Tarp & Liner, LLC and shipped to destinations in the states of Washington & Ohio are subject to tax.
How Tax Is Calculated
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.
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. InlandTarp.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.
If you're a tax exempt customer and would like to take advantage of your tax exempt status, the process may differ depending on who is selling and fulfilling the products that you order.
Sold by Inland Tarp & Liner, LLC
For products sold by Inland Tarp & Liner, LLC, customers can enroll in the InlandTarp.com Tax Exemption Program by accessing "Your Account," navigating to the Settings section and selecting "InlandTarp.com Tax Exemption." You'll then be instructed to upload your exemption documentation using the file upload Tool on the Account page.
United States Government Purchasers
Sales tax does not apply to purchases made by the United States Government. In order to document that a sale has been made to the U.S. Government, we need to obtain a copy of one of the following:
- Federal tax ID certificate
- Certificate of exempt status
- Government Voucher
- Check from the U.S. Government payable to Inland Tarp & Liner, LLC
Other Exempt Purchasers
All other exempt purchasers need to provide us with a copy of a state resale certificate, exemption certificate, or other acceptable proof of your exempt status for the state where the items will be shipped.
The documentation submitted should include the name of the merchant who sold the items and the name of the organization that purchased the items.
How to submit this information
First, place your order through our website. After you've received your shipment confirmation, please submit the necessary information by fax or e-mail in order to receive a refund of any sales tax. Our fax number is (509) 766-0414. You may also send scanned copies in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following:
Your order number (14 digits in this format: XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX)
Acceptable proof of your exempt status (as outlined above)
The name of the merchant who sold the items
The name of the organization that purchased the items
If sending a fax, mark your fax "Attn: InlandTarp.com Tax Exempt"
While you only need to submit this information once for each applicable merchant, you need to contact us after placing each order to request a refund for the tax on your purchase.
Effect of the 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, 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.