The simple answer is that once we reach a specified level of sales in a state, we are required by law to pay sales tax on items sold to customers in that state. We are simply charging sales tax in order to comply with these requirements.
The longer answer stems from the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision on June 21, 2018. This Supreme Court decision allowed individual states to collect sales tax from online sellers for sales made to customers in their state. Most states have enacted laws establishing sales tax on internet sales once a specific threshold is met. Farmers Friend has reached this threshold in some states, and therefore, has started to charge sales tax to customers in those states.
We understand that unexpected costs are not a pleasant discovery to some customers. At the same time, we believe that it is a privilege to conduct business in this country and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we comply with this new business requirement for internet sellers.
For more information read this link: SD v Wayfair