Sales Tax at Triton Distribution
Beginning April 1, 2019, we started collecting state sales tax on purchases at Triton Distribution. Understandably, we’ve had questions about this change. Below is a FAQ, with more resources, about the revision in state laws. Our goal is to bring value by sharing any information we have and to assist you with this change.
Why am I now seeing sales tax on my purchase?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 21, 2018 (South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.) overturned the physical presence standard for sales and use tax. Click here for the Wayfair ruling.
What does this mean for me?
Since the 2018 ruling, nearly 40 states have adopted this statute which requires out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax. Specifically, online retailers, remote sellers and distributors (like Triton Distribution) who traditionally may not have had a physical presence in a state will now collect and remit state taxes.
Is there anything I can do?
While each state is slightly different, a company can obtain a reseller permit or resale certificate. Click here to review more information from SaleHoo. This blog also includes a helpful map with sales tax ID registration links by state. We also encourage you to review your specific state requirement and consult with a state and local tax advisor.
What if I am tax exempt?
Please provide us your sales tax re-seller permit or exception certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and state tax on future purchases will not be collected. In order to comply with state sales tax laws, Triton Distribution is required to retain on file an executed exemption certificate from all of our customers who claim a sales tax exemption. As a seller, if we do not have a properly completed certificate, we are obligated to collect and remit state sales tax on all purchases.