Internet retailers are subject to the same tax collection requirements as any other retailer. Lulu collects taxes in the following ways:
- In the United States, sales tax is usually calculated based on the current applicable rates of the order’s destination, the total selling price of each individual item, and the shipping charges of an order. Lulu.com currently collects sales tax for orders delivered to the following states: CT, FL, GA, NC, NY, MA, TX, WI.
- Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) are applied to items with destinations in Canada. Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) may also be applied, depending on the item(s) and destination.
- In accordance with the laws governing members of the European Union, we are obliged to charge VAT on all applicable goods or services delivered to destinations in those member countries where thresholds have been met.
For tax purposes, electronically delivered products (e-books and downloads) are considered shipped to your credit card billing address if a shipping address has not been selected.
You can see the amount of tax added to your order in the ‘Review & Place Order’ step of the checkout process or in the 'Order Receipt' available in your order history.
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