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 a resale or exempt certificate (see below).
During order checkout, we will calculate your sales tax, including any county or municipal taxes. If you are paying by credit card, the charge to your card will include this amount when we pack and ship your order in the fall. Customers with terms will see this amount on their invoices.
Please note that sales tax may be collected on shipping charges and the prechill charge (if applicable). The rules regarding what is taxed and what is not taxed vary from state to state.
If you are purchasing bulbs for resale, as is the case for many landscape contractors, you may file a Colorblends Tax Exemption Certificate. Purchasing agents for tax-exempt organizations, municipalities, and state, federal, and tribal governments may also file an Exemption Certificate.
You will have an opportunity to complete an Exemption Certificate during checkout. Look for a button labeled “Create an Exemption Certificate” in the billing section of the checkout process.
You will need the resale or exempt identification number issued by your state to complete the form.
Businesses and exempt entities need file an Exemption Certificate only once per year. If you have already filed an Exemption Certificate with us for the current year and you are logged in to the website when you go to check out, the site will remove the sales tax automatically. If you check out as a guest, please leave a note under “Other Instructions” indicating that you have an Exemption Certificate on file. A member of our staff will see the note and remove the sales tax.
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 call us at 1 (888) 847-8637.