The state sales tax will be added to your order. Orders placed on our web site will have the sales tax added when invoiced. If you already have a California Seller's Permit on file with us, the sales tax will not apply and will be removed.
If you have a valid California Seller's Permit, state law now requires us to have a signed Resale Verification Form on file, or we have to charge you sales tax. If you are setting up your online customer profile for the first time, the shopping cart will display the tax. You will need to mail us your resale information and we will set your profile to not calculate the tax. For more information regarding no tax status in California, see below or you can directly download our Resale Verification Form (.pdf)
This Resale Verification Form must be updated at least every 4 years.
This Resale Verification Form is a declaration that you have a valid California seller's permit and, once signed and sent to us, allows us sell to you without charging tax on certain items.
Basically, the Resale Verification Form states that you (the buyer) certify that you are purchasing certain types of items from us:
1.1 For resale in the regular course of business without intervening use in the regular course of business.
1.2 For use as an ingredient or component part of a new article of tangible personal property to be produced for sale, and/or
1.3 As a chemical to be used in processing a new article of tangible personal property to be produced for sale.
Please note: This means a book, display rack, or set of tools, for your own use is taxable. If you are purchasing multiple tools, displays or books for your customers, then we do not charge you tax, because you will charge tax when you re-sell them to your customers.
If you have more questions, please contact the State Board of Equalization at: http://www.boe.ca.gov.