You can create a tax table for a seller for any eBay marketplace for which tax tables are supported. Currently, sales tax tables are supported on the following marketplaces:

  • United States [EBAY_US]

    Sales tax rates/tables can be set only for the following US territories:

    • American Samoa (AS)
    • Guam (GU)
    • Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
    • Palau (PW)
    • Virgin Islands (VI)

    For all 50 states and D.C., sellers no longer specify/set tax rates. Instead, eBay collects sales tax from buyers and then remits the tax directly to the proper tax authority.

  • Canada [EBAY_CA]

    Sales tax rate can be set for all provinces.

Tax tables specify, on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, what tax would be charged for that jurisdiction and whether fees related to shipping and handling are to be part of the total that is taxed.

Sales tax is charged based on the buyer's shipping address (independent of the marketplace from which the buyer buys) and on whether tax is to be paid for that jurisdiction.

There is an association between a user, a tax table, and a marketplace. A tax table can be created for a user on a listing marketplace that supports tax tables. It is the listing marketplace of the item that determines which tax table to apply during the checkout process.

After having created a tax table, a seller is offered the choice of charging no tax or of charging tax according to the seller's tax table for that marketplace when listing items.

Jurisdiction taxes are separate from and not related to VAT taxes.

Miscellaneous tax field and tax table details: