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Tip #281 – Are Delivery Charges Taxable?

Tip #281
Are Delivery Charges Taxable?

I get asked this question all the time and the answer is…
It depends on your state.

As far as I can tell, delivery charges are taxable in all states except:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland *
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Virginia * and
  • Wyoming


* In Maryland and Virginia if shipping (delivery) and handling are combined then the charge is taxable.

Also, as far as I know, a relay/cable or service charge is always taxable.

flowerSoft allows you to indicate separately whether or not your delivery and service charges are taxable.

As always, check with your accountant before you make any changes in flowerSoft.