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|
|Colorado (select cities)||Kansas||Nebraska||Rhode Island||Wisconsin|
|District of Columbia||Louisiana (select cities)||New Jersey||South Dakota|
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:
- 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.
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.
California recycling fee (California only)
If you buy a device with a screen over 4 inches wide and ship it to a California address, your purchase will also include a flat E-waste tax for each device. This includes laptops, tablets, and display assistants, but excludes cell phones.