Thought it has been open for over a year now, the Ruskin, Florida Amazon fulfillment center just celebrated it’s Grand Opening with a ceremony.
What do we know about the new fulfillment centers and what do they mean for Amazon FBA sellers? Let’s have a look:
Quick Facts About the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Ruskin, Florida
Warehouse Number: TPA1 (You can see a list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.)
Address: 3350 Laurel Ridge Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570
Size: 1 million square feet
Number of Employees?: ~2500
What does the Ruskin, Florida 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. So if your products are stored in the Amazon fulfillment center in Ruskin, it may create sales tax nexus for you. (You can see here what every state, including Florida, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
If you are wondering where Amazon gives you nexus or whether you have sales tax nexus in Florida, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have goods stored in Florida – 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 Florida.
If you do have products stored in Florida, 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 Florida Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Florida Customers – If you have nexus in Florida, 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 Florida Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Florida sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what this Florida fulfillment centers mean for FBA sellers.
See a comprehensive list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.
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