Where sales taxes are applicable, your online order will show tax charged for the shipping, delivery or pickup destination, based on 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 tax in your cart by entering your ZIP code.
The tax rate is based on where your purchase is being shipped, delivered or picked up.
If you are a tax exempt entity, there are two ways you can make tax exempt purchases on BestBuy.com:.
Learn more about the Best Buy Tax-Exempt Quick Card, including how to apply for one.
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:
Within 30 days of your purchase, fax a copy of your tax exemption certificate, resale certificate or other required documentation to 1-866-964-1842. Follow these steps:
For your security, if you're faxing us a copy of a government purchase card, be sure to black out the 16-digit number on the card.
We will notify you via e-mail if your request has been approved or denied. If denied, we'll tell you why, and may request more information.
Once your order is fulfilled, a credit for the applicable tax amount will be applied to the form of payment used to make the purchase. If you used a credit card, please allow up to three billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.
Within 30 days of your purchase, you can get a refund at your local Best Buy store. Bring a copy of your order confirmation, along with an exemption certificate, resale certificate or other required documentation, to the customer service counter.
Schools, public charities, churches and other religious entities, and other nonprofit organizations generally qualify under federal law. A tax exemption certificate is required.
Foreign diplomats, agents of foreign governments, and other individuals may be exempt from paying state and state-collected sales tax. A sales tax exemption card, such as a federal government purchase card or foreign diplomat card, is required.
State law exempts items that are purchased with the intent to be directly resold to another customer. Items or supplies used to run your business are not tax exempt. A resale certificate is required.
The U.S. government, its agencies, and its instrumentalities may make exempt purchases of goods and services. An exemption certificate or copy of government purchase card is required.
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.
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.
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.