Attention Colorado Photographers!
Beginning Friday, July 1st, 2016 sales tax for all storefront purchases going to Colorado will be calculated, charged, and paid to the taxing authorities by Instaproofs directly. This adds Colorado to both Washington and Utah, which we have been handling their sales tax for, for the past three years.
This will not result in a change for your clients (they will still pay the same sales tax), but it will result in some changes for you if you normally have orders going to Colorado. Here is what you can expect:
What Can You Expect?
- Orders with a shipping address in Colorado will be charged sales tax, regardless of the preferences setup on your account.
- The sales tax amount for these orders will continue to be displayed on the order details screen and on the printable invoice PDFs, but it will not be included in the summary reports or on your standard order/activity lists.
- The sales tax amount for these orders will not be paid out to you since we will be paying it directly to the taxing authorities ourselves.
- Invoices (created through the Events tab) are not affected by this change, and you are still responsible for charging, collecting, and remitting the correct sales tax amounts for these transactions.
- Fulfillment orders being shipped to Colorado will be charged sales tax unless a Colorado sales tax exemption certificate has been uploaded. If you use our fulfillment services, you can upload your exemption certificate here: Upload Resale Certificate
- *Important* If your client uses a fixed-amount discount code (as opposed to a percentage-based code), and the discount code is used to pay for any of the sales tax on their order, your Instaproofs account will be charged for the sales tax that was paid for with the discount code. To avoid this situation, go into your discount codes and uncheck the box labeled “Allow this discount to pay for sales tax?”. By disabling this option your clients will no longer be able to pay for their sales tax with the discount code.