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Sales tax on Google Store orders

You're charged sales tax on your Google Store order if it's shipped to one of the states listed below. The rate depends on the state's sales tax rate and is applied to the total cost of your order (including shipping and handling in some states). You'll see the tax amount when you check out.

 

U.S. states where Google collects tax

Alabama (select cities) Idaho Michigan North Dakota Vermont
Arizona (select cities) Illinois Minnesota Ohio Virginia
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi Oklahoma Washington
California Iowa Missouri Pennsylvania West Virginia
Colorado (select cities) Kansas Nebraska Rhode Island Wisconsin
Connecticut Kentucky Nevada South Carolina Wyoming
District of Columbia Louisiana (select cities) New Jersey South Dakota  
Florida Maine New Mexico Tennessee  
Georgia Maryland New York Texas  
Hawaii Massachusetts North Carolina Utah  
 

Tax-exempt customers

If you are tax-exempt, you still may need to pay taxes at the time of your Google Store purchase. If you think you’re eligible for a tax refund, contact us.

If you’re eligible and want to ask for a refund, contact our support team with:

  • Name
  • Order number
  • State where your order was shipped
  • Items you’re requesting a refund for
  • Amount of the tax refund
  • Whether the purchase was for personal or business use

All refund requests are subject to review and only purchases made during tax holiday periods are eligible for tax refunds.

Tax holidays

Some states in the U.S. offer sales tax holidays throughout the year. To see if your purchase qualifies, contact your state’s department of revenue/taxation. Here’s a listing of state department websites.

Arneil is a Google Store expert and author of this help page. Help him improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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