MI Sales Tax 101 Shipping States

Is Shipping Taxable in Michigan?

by Mark Faggiano

Shipping taxability MichiganLast updated July 14, 2017

No one likes sales tax, especially eCommerce sellers. It can be the headache and a liability if not done correctly. The states don’t improve the situation by having various rules to follow about when and how it is applied. In this article, we will explore how Michigan handles the taxability of shipping and handling.

Is Shipping Taxable in Michigan?

The Michigan Department of Treasury has this to say:

Michigan delivery charges taxable

In other words, sellers are required to charge sales tax on shipping and handling if shipping a taxable item.

In Summary:

You will most likely charge sales tax on shipping in Michigan.

If you are selling an item and you ship it, the shipping and handling is taxable. It doesn’t matter if the shipping charges are separately stated.

Still have questions? Ask us in the comments.

  • Barb Fisher

    does a taxable product being resold by the purchaser, get charged tax on their shipping if they have a re-sale tax license

    • Hi Barb,

      If I’m reading this correctly you’ve bought a taxable item tax free from a supplier and are now selling it to a customer? If that’s the case, unless the customer has a resale certificate, then you should charge them sales tax on the item. In Michigan, shipping is also almost always taxable so you’d charge sales tax based on the item’s sale price + the amount you charge for shipping. Let me know if I didn’t understand that correctly.

  • Saleem Khan

    Hi I am planning to sell men s innerwears online. 6 %

    Sales tax applicable for this

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