Tax Information for BestBuy.com Purchases
The amount of sales tax charged on your order depends on the identity of the seller, the type of item purchased, and the state to which your item is shipped, among other factors. Sales tax information for (1) BestBuy.com purchases and (2) Marketplace purchases are discussed separately below.
Tax Information for BestBuy.com Purchases
Where sales tax applies, your online order will show tax applicable to the destination to which your order is shipped, delivered or picked up, at current tax rates. Shipping charges may also be subject to tax in certain states. Best Buy is required to collect tax in all states where we have a physical presence. You can estimate your sales tax by entering your ZIP code in your cart.
How Tax Is Calculated
The tax rate is based on where your purchase is being shipped, delivered or picked up.
Other Fees & Taxes
Some products have state and local fees or taxes imposed on them, based on the type of product and where you live. Some fees are subject to sales tax; others are not. Common fees and taxes include:
For more information about a particular fee or tax, please contact your state's department of revenue.
Tax Information for Marketplace Purchases
State Tax Information for Marketplace Items
Marketplace items are sold and shipped directly by the third-party Sellers who are responsible for the remittance and reporting of applicable sales taxes. Each Marketplace Seller has different sales tax collection obligations, depending on their business policies and location of their operations. Best Buy Marketplace collects sales taxes on the Seller’s behalf according to their instructions. These instructions vary depending on the tax laws in each state. In some cases, Best Buy Marketplace collects and remits sales tax on Marketplace items regardless of the Marketplace Seller’s obligations. For detailed sales tax information, visit the Seller Directory for each Seller’s page.
Marketplace Sellers are not required to and do not collect sales tax in all states. You may or may not see a charge for tax on the purchase of an item sold by a Marketplace Seller. Your Marketplace purchase is not exempt, however, merely because it is made over the internet or by other remote means. Unless your Marketplace purchase is specifically exempt, it is subject to use tax in the state to which the order is shipped. If no sales tax is charged on your purchase, please see the information below regarding the use tax you may owe.
Tax Information For Certain States:
Marketplace Purchases Shipped to Kentucky: The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires Kentucky purchasers to report all purchases of tangible personal property or digital property that are not taxed by the retailer and pay use tax on those purchases unless exempt under Kentucky law. The tax may be reported and paid on the Kentucky individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return with the Kentucky Department of Revenue. These forms and corresponding instructions may be found on the Kentucky Department of Revenue's Internet Website.
Marketplace Purchases Shipped to Oklahoma: Oklahoma requires the tax not collected by the Marketplace Seller to be reported by the purchaser and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website at www.tax.ok.gov
Marketplace Purchases Shipped to South Dakota: South Dakota requires the tax not collected by the Marketplace Seller to be reported by the purchaser and paid on the South Dakota simple use tax form [SD EForm-1350 V7]. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue and Regulation website at www.state.sd.us/drr
Marketplace Purchases Shipped to Vermont: Vermont requires the tax not collected by the Marketplace Seller to be reported by the purchaser and paid on either the Vermont individual income tax form [IN-111, Line 27], or the Vermont use tax form [SU-452]. The use tax forms and instructions are available on the Vermont Department of Taxes website at www.state.vt.us/tax/usetax.shtml
If you qualify, there are two ways you can make tax exempt purchases on BestBuy.com:.
Refunds on BestBuy.com Items
If you make a tax exempt purchase on BestBuy.com but do not use one of the cards listed above, you have 30 days to give us your tax exemption information and receive a refund for the tax.There are two ways to get a refund:
Refunds on Best Buy Marketplace Items
If you make a tax-exempt purchase from a Marketplace Seller but do not use one of the tax-exempt cards, you have 30 days to provide your tax exemption information and receive a tax refund.
To request a refund on tax-exempt purchases of Best Buy Marketplace items, call Customer Service at 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289). Please have your order confirmation, along with an exemption certificate, resale certificate or other required documentation available to complete the refund request.
Examples of Who May Qualify For Tax-Exempt Purchases
Payment Method Restrictions For Tax Exempt Purchases
Many states require organizations, schools, churches and hospitals to use organizational funds. This means that the credit card used must be issued by the organization to receive tax exempt status. The personal credit card of an employee working for a tax exempt organization cannot be used.
How to Receive an Updated Receipt
If you need a receipt for your records that reflects the tax exempt refund you received, sign in to My Account and print a receipt. The receipt will show the credit as an adjustment to your order.
Sales Tax Holiday
At certain times of the year, some states offer an annual sales tax holiday, which makes sales taxes temporarily exempt for various items such as clothes, shoes and computers. BestBuy.com will post current state sales tax holiday dates as the information becomes available.