Due to recent changes in U.S. and state law, Artsy Couture is required to collect tax in most U.S. states. We have partnered with Avalara, the preeminent tax platform. We utilize their services to get the current and accurate tax rate for the state to which you are shipping your order to! If your organization is exempt from sales tax for any state, you can apply for a tax-exempt account for those states!
To start the process, please ensure the following documentation and items are available and completed before proceeding:
- Re-seller Certificate - Optional
- Sales Tax Exempt Card (e.g., charity, church, school) - Optional
- Please make sure that your Artsy Couture account name and the name on the exemption documentation match.
- Maryland-based organizations: Verify tax-exempt status with the Comptroller of Maryland.
Once these items are in place, please sign in to your Artsy Couture account. Once signed in, click My Account in the upper left corner of the website:
Before applying for tax exemption, you will want to be sure your account's name matches the name you are using on your tax exemption certificate! The certificate will only be approved/validated if the name matches.
You also want to be sure to add your primary address and set it as the default address. To do so, click the My Addresses tab on the My Account page:
Then, click +Create New to enter your address. Once you have filled in all required fields, check the option for This is my primary address then click Use this Address:
You will then see the address saved within this section!
Now that you have set a primary default address, you may begin submitting your tax-exempt information! Click the Tax Status tab on the same My Account page. Then, click Add Tax Exemption:
You will then follow the prompts within the widget to submit your tax-exempt information and documentation. Once you file your registration with us, the approval process will generally take three business days. You will receive an email confirmation upon successfully submitting your tax-exempt information. However, you will want to return to the Tax Status section on the My Account page to check your registration status within three business days.
During the approval process, you will see a status of 'Pending.' If your tax exemption status is approved, you will see a status of 'Complete.'
Once we have approved your tax exemption status, you may begin ordering from the website tax-free when shipping to the state you filed for! However, please note that, by law, we must calculate taxes based on the state where the order will be shipped. Therefore, tax exemption is per state. If shipping to multiple states, you must apply for tax exemption for each state. However, below, you may download a multiple jurisdiction form that allows you to apply for tax exemption to several states at once.
Lastly, the tax fees charged are not a part of the order's subtotal. Therefore, taxes do not get factored in when calculating free Economy shipping.