Amazon recently announced that they would build their first fulfillment center in Missouri, creating 1,500 full time jobs in the city of St. Peters.
This will be the first Amazon fulfillment center in Missouri, though Amazon also operates a sort center in Hazelwood, Missouri.
What does Missouri’s first fulfillment center mean for Amazon FBA Sellers?
As an FBA seller, you are probably familiar with the fact that storing inventory in a fulfillment center usually creates sales tax nexus for online sellers. Missouri is no exception. (You can read what creates sales tax nexus in Missouri, and every state, here.)
Once the St. Peter, Missouri Amazon fulfillment center opens, we recommend taking the following steps:
1.) Determine if you have products stored in Missouri – You can do this by running your Inventory Event Detail Report in Amazon Seller Central or by logging into your TaxJar account and looking for the brown Amazon badge next to the state of Missouri.
If you do have products stored in Missouri, and you determine that that creates sales tax nexus for you company, your next step is to:
2.) Register with the state – Here’s what you need to know to register for a Missouri Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Missouri Customers – If you have nexus in Missouri, be sure you are collecting sales tax from all of your buyers in that state. Here’s how to set up sales tax collection through Amazon Seller Central:
4.) Find out more – Check out our Missouri Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Missouri sales tax.
5.) Use TaxJar to simplify your sales tax – If your sales tax compliance chores are getting out of hand, save time and money by letting TaxJar file your sales tax for you. Try a 30-day free TaxJar trial today!
I hope this has answered your questions about what the upcoming Missouri fulfillment center means for FBA sellers. While the facility isn’t open yet, check back here for more info as it happens!
See a comprehensive list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.
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