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Consignment-Resale Taxation at POS (Point of Sale)


POS ('at the point of sale') taxation has many variables for state and local sales tax. Tax can differ in amount depending upon location, item category and selling price, and purchaser tax status (reseller).

State and Local Sales Taxes

Forty-five states impose state-wide retail tax and 38 of them collect local taxes. For tax purposes consignment and resale are considered to be 'retail'.

These are the general tax rates applicable in 2018:

State Local Combined Alabama 4.00% 5.10% 9.10% Alaska 0.00% 1.76% 1.76% Arizona 5.60% 2.73% 8.33% Arkansas 6.50% 2.91% 9.41% California 7.25% 1.29% 8.54% Colorado 2.90% 4.62% 7.52% Connecticut 6.35% 0.00% 6.35% Delaware 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Florida 6.00% 0.80% 6.80% Georgia 4.00% 3.15% 7.15% Hawaii 4.00% 0.35% 4.35% Idaho 6.00% 0.03% 6.03% Illinois 6.25% 2.45% 8.70% Indiana 7.00% 0.00% 7.00% Iowa 6.00% 0.80% 6.80% Kansas 6.50% 2.18% 8.68% Kentucky 6.00% 0.00% 6.00% Louisiana 5.00% 5.02% 10.02% Maine 5.50% 0.00% 5.50% Maryland 6.00% 0.00% 6.00% Massachusetts 6.25% 0.00% 6.25% Michigan 6.00% 0.00% 6.00% Minnesota 6.88% 0.55% 7.42% Mississippi 7.00% 0.07% 7.07% Missouri 4.23% 3.80% 8.03% Montana 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Nebraska 5.50% 1.39% 6.89% Nevada 6.85% 1.29% 8.14% New Hampshire 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% New Jersey 6.63% -0.03% 6.60% New Mexico 5.13% 2.54% 7.66% New York 4.00% 4.49% 8.49% North Carolina 4.75% 2.20% 6.95% North Dakota 5.00% 1.80% 6.80% Ohio 5.75% 1.40% 7.15% Oklahoma 4.50% 4.41% 8.91% Oregon 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Pennsylvania 6.00% 0.34% 6.34% Rhode Island 7.00% 0.00% 7.00% South Carolina 6.00% 1.37% 7.37% South Dakota 4.50% 1.90% 6.40% Tennessee 7.00% 2.46% 9.46% Texas 6.25% 1.92% 8.17% Utah (b) 5.95% 0.82% 6.77% Vermont 6.00% 0.18% 6.18% Virginia (b) 5.30% 0.33% 5.63% Washington 6.50% 2.68% 9.18% Washington D.C. 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% West Virginia 6.00% 0.37% 6.37% Wisconsin 5.00% 0.42% 5.42% Wyoming 4.00% 1.46% 5.46%

New York Clothing Taxes

Clothing and foot wear under $110 per item or pair are exempt from state sales tax, the local tax in localities that provide the exemption and the 3/8ths% Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) tax within exempt localities in the district. Things used to manufacture or repair exempt clothing are also exempt.

Best Consignment Shop Software and Sales Tax

Fifty states and two hundred variations of tax rates and the applications - POS software must provide the flexibility required in every jurisdiction and Best Consignment Shop Software delivers. Merchandise can be tax free by category, by item and for resellers. In some areas clothing is non-taxable below some amount and taxable above. Sometimes more than one tax applies (like state and local) so it's helpful to have software that applies the total at POS and splits the tax amounts in reports.

Best Consignment Shop Software provides a free live demo prior to purchase to assure that all needed features are available and that the software works properly. Here's a video overview.