Howdy, Bay Staters. Have you ever been confused by sales tax? It really is one of the most complex subjects for small business and it becomes even more indecipherable when states create their own unique set of rules to follow. A topic that has puzzled many a seller is whether to charge sales tax on shipping and handling. Let’s read further on how this is handled in Massachusetts.
Is shipping taxable in Massachusetts?
Here is what the Massachusetts’ Department of Revenue has to say on the matter:
Good news! Massachusetts makes it easy to avoid paying sales tax on shipping and handling. All you need do is separate the charges for the shipping from the charges for the goods on the invoice and that the shipping charge reasonably reflects the costs of transportation.
You don’t have to pay sales tax on shipping in Massachusetts.
All you have to do in order to not pay sales tax on shipping in Massachusetts is list the charges for shipping separately on the invoice.
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