Sales Tax for Buyers

Most US states have enacted marketplace facilitator tax laws that impact online marketplaces such as Mercari. These laws shift tax collection responsibilities from third party sellers to the marketplace facilitating such transactions. As a result, Mercari calculates, collects, reports, and remits applicable sales tax on behalf of our third-party sellers under Mercari’s registered sales tax identification numbers.

Additional Information for Buyers

  • Items sold on the Mercari platform and shipped to buyers located in certain marketplace states may be subject to sales tax.
  • Whether tax will be added to your order and at what rate depends on the nature of the item purchased and the shipment delivery address.
  • The tax rate applied to your order will be the combined state and any applicable county, city, or other local taxes based on the delivery address. Note that if you reside in a state that does not impose sales tax, you may still see tax on your order if shipped to a state that does impose a sales tax.
  • Separately stated shipping charges may or may not be taxable depending on the delivery location. The total tax amount on your order will include the tax on the item and on shipping, if taxable.
  • Mercari does accept resale certificates or other sales tax exemptions for purchases on the platform. Buyers claiming an exemption from sales tax must provide the appropriate tax exemption documentation to Mercari for review and, once validated, we will update your account accordingly to reflect the exemption.
  • Buyer coupons issued by Mercari that reduce the sales price to the buyer but not the amount received by the seller are included in the sales tax base when applicable and the full sale price by the seller may be subject to tax.

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