How is sales tax calculated for customer orders?
Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. Tax is calculated based on the location of the recipient of our product. We charge state, county and city taxes for all cities in California. The rates vary by city.
For Shipped To You delivery, this is relatively easy. The location that determines the tax rate is the address where the Shipped To You package is delivered.
For Mailed For You delivery, the location that determines the tax rate is different for each card that we send on your behalf. For example, you have 100 Mailed For You cards that we send on your behalf. If 85 of those cards go to states other than California, there will be no tax charged for those 85 cards. For the remaining 15 cards, say 10 go to San Francisco - 9.5% tax (as of May 1, 2009) will be applied, and say the remaining 5 cards go to Burlingame, CA - 9.25% tax (as of May 1, 2009) will be applied. Yes, if you have a headache, we understand. We do too!