Sales Tax & Duties
Laws regarding the collection of sales tax vary by location and undergo frequent change in content as well as interpretation by governmental agencies. Superior Equipment & Supply CO will always make every effort to fully comply with the law and governmental regulations.
It is our understanding that customers, whether business or individual, bear the responsibility of reporting purchases that are shipped across state lines and to pay the state and any applicable local sales taxes as per their local laws and regulations.
Superior Equipment is registered in and conducts business within the state of Wisconsin, and therefore collects sales tax for orders billed or shipped within the state of Wisconsin. Organizations with current and valid sales tax exemptions may request an exemption for sales tax collection by speaking with customer service and providing a copy of required documentation. Sales tax laws and regulations apply to all businesses and individuals within the United States. Online businesses that advertise "No Sales Tax" may not fully understand the sales tax laws, or may be misleading their customers whether intentional or not.
Some products are shipped direct from the manufacturer to the customer by Superior Equipment. Some manufacturers’ sales agreements require that sales tax be collected on any products they ship direct to the customer in certain states. Examples include but are not limited to Blodgett Oven, who requires sales tax collection for products shipped direct within the 15 states that Blodgett has manufacturing or office space in. Another example is Beverage Air, who requires collection of sales tax for any products shipped direct within any of the 50 U.S. states.
Superior Equipment does not make tax law or set sales tax collection requirements of our suppliers. Sales tax for shipments within the state of Wisconsin should show sales tax on the automatically generated invoice. Sales tax for shipments outside the state of Wisconsin will not show on the automatically generated invoice, but will be collected if required.
Duties and Taxes
Superior Equipment is a U.S.-based company, therefore duties and taxes will be assessed on any items shipping outside of the United States. Duties and taxes depend on the type of items being shipped, harmonized codes, and the discretion the customs agents have in evaluating these costs. The charge shown on our website’s shipping calculator will not show these fees.