Your Purchase And Online Sales Tax

Common questions we receive are: 

  • Does The Music Emporium charge sales tax, and if so, why?
  • Aren't online purchases tax free? 

Not long ago online purchases were indeed tax free, but in 2018 the Supreme Court case 'South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc.' led to new internet tax reform saying that states can require online out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax, whether the seller is physically located in that state or not. 

Due to this ruling, yes, we are required to charge sales tax in some states. We say 'some states' because each state sets its own tax nexus and it just depends on whether we've reached their requirements or not.

  • If we charge tax - we've met your state's tax nexus.
  • If we don't charge tax - we haven't met your state's tax nexus. 


Tip: To see what your tax liability is on a purchase, simply add the item to your cart and begin the checkout process.

We Collect Sales Tax In These States (Shown In Green) | 2024