State Requirements

Why am I charged sales tax on Internet orders?

HOUSE is registered with your state to collect sales or use tax, as appropriate, on taxable items shipped to your state. Most states require that we tax Shipping & Handling as well. The passage of the Internet Tax Freedom Act and similar state statutes has no effect on HOUSE’s current obligation to collect such taxes. Please note that sales and use tax collected is remitted by HOUSE to your state taxation authority as required by law. These monies are not retained by HOUSE.

Why does my pack slip say that the product I purchased may contain harmful chemicals?

California’s Proposition 65 (or the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) was designed to help keep Californians informed about the potential health issues that could arise from exposure to toxic chemicals. Because the law requires businesses to notify Californians if a product contains detectable amounts of chemicals that could be associated with certain health issues, the HOUSE pack slip will contain a special message for any applicable products that are shipped into the state of California.

What is the California Electronic Waste Recycling Fee?

California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires a recycling fee be paid on applicable electronics being shipped into California. The amount of the recycling fee, assessed at the time of purchase, varies depending on the size and type of the electronics item and is determined by several agencies within the state of California. HOUSE adds this mandatory recycling fee to the Shipping & Handling charge of any applicable products shipped into California.

What is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax?

The state of North Carolina requires a disposal tax be paid on applicable appliances shipped into North Carolina. The amount of the tax is determined by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. HOUSE adds this mandatory disposal tax to the Shipping & Handling charge of any applicable products shipped into North Carolina.

Why is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax included in my Shipping & Handling charge?

HOUSE incorporates this unique tax into our Shipping & Handling fee to ensure the correct collection and remittance of this tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax subject to sales tax if my Shipping & Handling charge is taxable?

No, the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax is a flat tax and is not subject to further tax.

What is the North Carolina Wireless Prepaid Card/Phone 911 Service Charge?

North Carolina implemented a 911 Wireless Point-of-Sale Collection law on July 1, 2013. The state of North Carolina requires that a 911 Service Charge be paid on wireless prepaid cards/phones shipped into North Carolina. The amount of the 911 Service Charge is determined by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. HOUSE adds this mandatory 911 Service Charge to the shipping and handling charge of any applicable products shipped into North Carolina.

Why is the North Carolina Wireless Prepaid Card/Phone 911 Service Charge included in my shipping and handling?

HOUSE adds this unique service charge into our shipping and handling fee to ensure the correct collection and remittance of this mandatory service charge to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Is the North Carolina 911 Service Charge subject to sales tax if my shipping and handling charge is taxable?

No, the North Carolina 911 Service Charge is a flat $0.60 service charge and is not subject to sales tax.

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