The first Amazon fulfillment center in Utah began shipping items to customers this week. The Salt Lake City, UT location is the first one for Utah and is an exciting 800,000-square-foot development for the city.
Here are the vital details of the Salt Lake City, UT Amazon fulfillment center:
Warehouse Code: #SLC1
Address: 777 N. 5600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116-3707 – Salt Lake County
What does the Utah Amazon 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. If your inventory is stored in the Utah Amazon fulfillment center, it may create sales tax nexus for your business. (You can see here what every state, including Utah, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
Now that the Salt Lake City, Utah Amazon fulfillment center is open, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have products stored in Utah – 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 Utah. Before going any farther, you may also want to determine if your sales in Utah are material. Read more about materiality and sales tax permits here.
If you do have products stored in Utah, and you determine that that creates sales tax nexus for you company, and that your sales are material, your next step is to:
2.) Register with the state – Here’s what you need to know to register for a Utah Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Utah Customers – If you have nexus in Utah, 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 Utah Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Utah sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what the first Utah fulfillment center means for FBA sellers.
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