Our sales tax tool allows you to choose a state, a tax rate, and specify whether digital content and shipping should be taxed. When you use this tool, any orders shipped to the state you specify will have the applicable sales tax included in the shopping cart.
Note: The states listed below are not included in the drop-down list because we already collect sales tax for you. Click here to see why.
SmugMug will remit the collected tax to you via direct deposit to your bank account a few times during the year, separate from your profit payment. See below for more details.
Please note that SmugMug does not assume responsibility for the management of sales tax that you collect. For our full disclaimer and terms, see below. You must accept these terms in your Account Settings in order to use this feature.
How it works.
Go to the Account Settings > Business > Finances. You'll see your Sales Tax information right here, which you can click to edit. Or click on Selling Tools in the navigation bar, scroll down to Finances Manage Sales Tax.
Note: You must have a Tax & Payment form on file with us before you can collect sales tax. More info.
On the following page, click the check box at the top to first enable sales tax collection. Then follow the on-screen prompts to fill out your information and the percent sales tax rate you'd like to collect.
You can opt to tax not only print sales, but shipping fees and digital download orders, too. Again, please check with your local tax authorities for details on where and when this is required.
Depending on the amount you've accrued, we'll pay this out to you via the same method (but separate transaction) as you are paid your profits:
- Monthly: If your tax amount withheld is over $25, we'll deposit it on the first business day after the 7th of the month.
- Quarterly: (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) If your tax amount withheld is over $5, we'll deposit it the first business day after the 7th of the month.
We'll notify you by email a few days in advance so you know it's coming.
You can view a summary of the sales tax that you've collected right in your Sales History. The general overview on the right will display the amount of tax we've collected since we last deposited collected tax into your bank account, as well as the overall total you've accrued.
To view the exact tax amounts for a specific sale, just click Order Details to Review the order.
Pros in the states listed below do not need to collect tax using this feature, since SmugMug collects sales tax for all orders that are placed from and shipped to addresses in those states. That tax is then paid through SmugMug to the sales tax collection authority for the each of these states, so this amount is not shown in your Sales History.
Alabama* - November 1, 2018
Alaska** - July 1, 2020
Arizona - October 1, 2019
Arkansas - July 1, 2019
California - always
Colorado - June 1, 2018
Connecticut - December 1, 2018
Florida - July 1, 2021
Georgia - January 1, 2019
Hawaii - December 1, 2018
Idaho - February 1, 2013
Illinois - October 5, 2012
Indiana - November 1, 2018
Iowa - January 1, 2019
Kansas - October 1, 2019
Kentucky - November 1, 2018
Louisiana - January 1, 2019
Maine - November 1, 2018
Maryland - February 1, 2013
Massachusetts - September 15, 2012
Michigan - July 1, 2013
Minnesota - February 1, 2013
Mississippi - November 1, 2018
Missouri - January 1, 2023
Nebraska - January 1, 2019
Nevada - November 1, 2018
New Jersey - December 1, 2018
New Mexico - June 1, 2018
New York - June 1, 2017
North Carolina - February 1, 2013
North Dakota - November 1, 2018
Ohio - March 1, 2020
Oklahoma - November 1, 2019
Pennsylvania - July 1, 2019
Rhode Island - July 1, 2019
South Carolina - December 1, 2018
South Dakota - December 1, 2018
Tennessee - March 1, 2020
Texas - October 1, 2019
Utah - February 1, 2013
Vermont - November 1, 2018
Virginia - February 1, 2013
Washington - September 1, 2018 (previously May 23, 2012, through December 31, 2015)
Washington, D.C. - February 6, 2019
West Virginia - January 1, 2019
Wisconsin - November 1, 2018
Wyoming - February 6, 2019
Missouri - Tax was collected from September 3, 2012, until January 31, 2013. After February 1, 2013, Missouri Pros are responsible for collecting sales tax and paying it to the state.
Texas - Tax was collected from September 1, 2012, until March 31, 2014. After April 1, 2014, and through September 30, 2019, Texas Pros were responsible for collecting sales tax and paying it to the state.
Washington - Tax was collected from May 23, 2012, through December 31, 2015. And again starting September 1, 2018. Between January 1, 2016, and August 31, 2018, Washington Pros were responsible for collecting sales tax and paying it to the state.
For everything else, please consult your state's taxing authority, or your own personal tax advisor.
* Seller (SmugMug) is collecting the simplified sellers use tax on taxable transactions delivered into Alabama and the tax will be remitted on the customer's behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Seller's program account number is SSU-R010271370.
**Local Jurisdictions with applicable remote-seller sales tax.
As a courtesy to SmugMug's Professional subscribers, SmugMug is willing to serve as a conduit for your customers' payment of state and/or local tax funds as you may specify. SmugMug has no obligation, but is willing to do so as an accommodation to you until further notice. It is up to you to determine and specify the amounts of any tax the customer is obligated to pay or you are obligated to collect. You will be solely responsible for all obligations associated with any and all taxes in connection with your transactions, including the calculation, collection and payment of any taxes. SmugMug does not have, and does not undertake or accept, any obligation to collect taxes from your customers or remit them to any government. You acknowledge and confirm that the obligation, if any exists, to collect sales, use, or other taxes from your customers is your obligation, not SmugMug's; and the liability for taxes, penalties or interest, if there is any such liability, is that of you, not SmugMug. You agree to indemnify SmugMug and defend and hold it harmless for any claims (by a customer, government, or any other person or entity) related to sales, use, or other taxes in connection with your activities and transactions, including any asserted errors or omissions in calculating, collecting, remitting or paying taxes.