Full List of Amazon FBA Warehouse Locations and Sales tax rate by State
Mar 3, 2020

Full List of Amazon FBA Warehouse Locations and Sales tax rate by State

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Keeping on top of your inventory and the different sales tax rates associated with each state can be a juggle. There’s nexus to consider, both physical and economic, as well as local sales tax which drives the total state tax rate up.

Of the 50 US states (plus Washington DC), Amazon currently owns and operates fulfilment centres in 27. As an FBA seller, it’s important that you know this because it influences which states you should be collecting sales tax in.

If you have inventory stored in one of Amazon’s fulfilment centres, you’re considered to have a physical nexus in that state, and you’re required to collect and remit sales tax. Also, your stock may be shifted to a different warehouse by Amazon if it means better service for your customers.

To help you stay on top of your sales tax obligations in the US, here is a list of the 27 states with Amazon FBA fulfilment centres – and what each state’s sales tax and local tax rates are.

A few things to note:

  • Most states have a state-wide sales tax and a local sales tax. Combined, they create the total tax rate you need to collect and remit.
  • There are multiple Amazon FBA warehouse locations in most states. This affects local sales tax, which can vary depending on which Amazon warehouse your inventory is stored in.
  • If you make over a certain threshold of sales in a state, you’re also liable for that state’s sales taxes due to economic nexus – have a read of our Amazon and Shopify Tax Guide Series for the US and Canada.

Arizona

The state sales tax rate is 5.6%.

The maximum local rate is 5.6%.

Maximum total tax rate = 11.2%.

California

The state sales tax rate is 7.25%. This rate comprises a base rate of 6%, plus a mandatory local rate of 1.25%.

The maximum local rate is 3%.

Maximum total tax rate = 10.25%

You must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).

Colorado

The state sales tax rate is 2.9%

The maximum local rate is 8.3%

Maximum total tax rate = 11.2%

As Colorado is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the Colorado Department of Revenue, and you may also need to register at a local government level.

Connecticut

The state sales tax rate is 6.35%, with no local sales tax.

Delaware

The state’s sales tax rate is 0%.

Instead, Delaware has what’s called a gross receipts tax, i.e. a tax on your total gross revenue. It’s levied on the seller rather than on the customer, and currently ranges from .0945 to .7468% depending on your type of business. 

Amazon owns and operates several FBA warehouses in Delaware, and if you have inventory in Delaware you must register with Delaware’s One Stop Business Registration and Licensing Portal.

Florida

The state sales tax rate is 6%.

The maximum local rate is 2%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8%.

Georgia

The state sales tax rate is 4%.

The maximum local rate is 5%.

Maximum total tax rate = 9%.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project and you may also be required to register for one or more tax-specific identification numbers, permits and licenses.

Illinois

The state sales tax rate is 6.25%.

The maximum local rate is 4.75%.

Maximum total tax rate = 11%.

You must register with the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Indiana

The state sales tax rate is 7%, with no local sales taxes.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Kansas

The state sales tax rate is 6.5%.

The maximum local rate is 4.1%

Maximum total tax rate = 10.6%.

As Kansas is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Kentucky

The state sales tax rate is 6%, with no local sales taxes.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Maryland

The state sales tax rate is 6%, with no local sales taxes.

Taxable goods purchased outside Maryland, but used within the state, are also subject to the 6% sales tax, paid by the buyer.

Massachusetts

The state sales tax rate is 6.25%, with no local sales taxes.

You must register with the state through MassTaxConnect.

Michigan

The state sales tax rate is 6%, with no local sales taxes.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Minnesota

The state sales tax rate is 6.875%.

The maximum local rate is 1.5%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8.375%.

As Minnesota is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Nevada

The state sales tax rate is 4.6%.

The maximum local rate is 3.665%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8.265%.

As Nevada is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

New Hampshire

While Amazon owns and operates several FBA warehouses in New Hampshire, the state’s sales tax rate is 0%.

It’s one of only 5 states without a sales tax.

New Jersey

The state sales tax rate is 6.625%, with no local sales taxes.

If your inventory is stored in an Amazon FBA warehouse within an Urban Enterprise Zone, you may be able to apply for certification allowing you to charge only 50% of the current sales tax rate.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

North Carolina

The state sales tax rate is 4.75%.

The maximum local rate is 2.75%.

Maximum total tax rate = 7.5%.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Ohio

The state sales tax rate is 5.75%.

The maximum local rate is 2.25%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8%.

As Ohio is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Pennsylvania

The state sales tax rate is 6%.

The maximum local rate is 2%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8%.

You must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. It’s one of the few states with a single, state-wide sales tax which you’re required to file and remit electronically.

South Carolina

The state sales tax rate is 6%.

The maximum local rate is 3%.

Maximum total tax rate = 9%.

Tennessee

The state sales tax rate is 7%.

The maximum local rate is 3%.

Maximum total tax rate = 10%.

As Tennessee is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Texas

The state sales tax rate is 6.25%.

The maximum local rate is 2%.

Maximum total tax rate = 8.25%.

Some Texas cities and counties do not charge a local sales tax. The local tax rate you pay will depend on which of several Amazon FBA fulfilment centres your inventory is stored in. If you have inventory in an Amazon FBA warehouse in Texas, you’re required to register with the state.

Virginia

The state sales tax rate is 4.3%.

The maximum local rate is 2.7%.

Maximum total tax rate = 7%.

Washington

The state sales tax rate is 6.5%

The maximum local rate is 3.9%

Maximum total tax rate = 10.4%

As Washington is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Wisconsin

The state sales tax rate is 5%.

The maximum local rate is 0.6%.

Maximum total tax rate = 5.6%.

As Wisconsin is a ‘home rule’ state, its local-level tax rates are more complex than other states. They can be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and special-purpose district (SPD) levels.

You must register with the state through the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

Keeping track with WhereStock

As an Amazon FBA seller in the United States, you have several tax responsibilities. If your inventory is stored in an Amazon FBA warehouse, this creates sales tax nexus. You might only send your inventory to one or two warehouses, but Amazon may shift it to another state if it means faster delivery for your customers, and that could complicate your tax obligations.

WhereStock, an online service that helps Amazon FBA sellers in the US monitor their sales tax obligations, is now available in A2X. Each time your stock is stored in a new state, triggering sales tax nexus, WhereStock records this, providing you with a single, easy-to-read state list report – so you can register, collect and remit the correct sales tax.

If you’re not already using A2X with your accounting software (Xero or QuickBooks Online), have a chat with the experts.


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