Ever since Amazon and the state of Illinois worked out their differences on matters of taxation, Amazon has been on a building spree in the Land of Lincoln.
The Romeoville, IL Fulfillment Center is just one of at least 5 FBA facilities that are set to open in the state over the next few months. (You can see a list of all open or planned Amazon fulfillment centers here.)
What does the Romeoville, IL fulfillment center mean for Amazon FBA Sellers? First, let’s look at the vital details:
Quick Facts About the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Romeoville, Illinois
Warehouse Number: MDW6
Address: 1125 W Remington Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60556 – Will County
Size: 750,000 square feet
Fulfillment center type: Large products like TV’s, kayaks, etc.
What does the Romeoville, Illinois Fulfillment Center Mean for Amazon FBA Sellers?
Storing inventory in a fulfillment center in a state almost always creates sales tax nexus for FBA sellers. When the Illinois fulfillment center opens up, it may create sales tax nexus for FBA sellers whose products are stored in Romeoville. (You can see here what every state, including Illinois, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
When the Romeoville, Illinois Amazon fulfillment center opens, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have products stored in Illinois – 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 Illinois.
If you do have products stored in Illinois, 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 an Illinois Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Illinois Customers – If you have nexus in Illinois, 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. You can also watch this video tutorial:
4.) Find out more – Check out our Illinois Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Illinois sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what the new Romeoville, Illinois fulfillment center means for FBA sellers. Have questions or something to say? Start the conversation in the comments!
Amazon opening 3rd Chicago-area warehouse in Romeoville (Chicago Tribune)
Amazon Expands in Illinois, Opening New Site in Romeoville (Amazon Press Release)