State Sales Tax and Sales Tax Exemption

In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2018, Colorblends is now required to collect sales tax on shipments to the following states, unless we are presented with an exempt certificate (see below).

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During order checkout, we will calculate your estimated tax based on the current state sales tax rate for the shipping address

The date your order goes into our warehouse for packing and shipping, the actual sales tax, including any county or municipal taxes, will be calculated. If you are paying by credit card, the charge to your card will include this amount. Customers with terms will see this amount on their invoices.

If you are purchasing bulbs for resale, as is the case for most landscape contractors, you may file a Tax Exemption Certificate. Purchasing agents for tax exempt organizations, municipalities, and state, federal and tribal governments also may file an Exemption Certificate.

The Exemption Certificate form is available on this website in two places:

  1. If you are logged in, click on the yellow button that bears your name at the top of every page to see your account information. Then click on the tab labeled “Tax Forms.” There you will find a button labeled “Create an Exemption Certificate.”
  2. At the bottom of the “Payment” page during checkout, you will see a button labeled “Create an Exemption Certificate.”

You will need the resale or exempt identification number issued by your state to complete the form.

Exempt organizations need file an Exemption Certificate only once per year. If you have filed a certificate with us, it will be so noted on the site and on any confirmation emails, pdfs or paperwork associated with your orders. You may file an Exemption Certificate at any time until your order ships. After a paid order goes into our warehouse for packing and shipping, we may not be able to claw back sales tax.

If you need help filling out the Exemption Certificate form or have any questions regarding sales tax, please email us or call us at 1 (888) 847-8637.

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