New York Sales Tax Guide for E-Commerce Retailers

Fast Facts About New York Sales Tax

New York state sales tax rate 4%
New York taxing authority New York Department of Taxation and Finance
New York sales tax questions phone number 1-518-485-2639

Am I required to collect sales tax in New York?

Businesses that have an employee, location (including inventory in a warehouse), or who do other business in the state are required to register for a sales tax permit and collect sales tax from buyers in New York. 

E-commerce businesses with economic nexus in New York are also required to register and collect.

You have economic nexus in New York if you made more than $500,000 in sales AND more than 100 transactions to buyers in the state in the immediately preceding four sales tax quarters.

Are my products taxable in New York?

Most tangible personal property is taxable in New York, but with exceptions. 

Exceptions include groceries, which are non-taxable, and clothing, which is only subject to New York’s state sales tax if it sells for $110 or more per item. Though, with clothing, local sales taxes may still apply. 

Digital goods like e-books and movies are also tax exempt in New York, though software-as-a-service (SaaS) is taxable.

How to Register for a New York Sales Tax Permit

Visit our New York Sales Tax Registration Guide to learn all about when and how to register, and what information is needed for your New York sales tax registration. 

Need help? Contact us for help with your New York sales tax registration.

How to Collect New York Sales Tax

New York is a destination-based sales tax state. This means that when making a sale to a buyer in New York, you are required to charge the combined (state + local + special taxing district) sales tax rate at the buyer’s ship to address.

How to File Sales Tax in New York

When your New York sales tax due date rolls around, you can either file yourself online or let a partner like HOST take this onerous task off your plate. 

Learn more about handing off your sales tax filings to HOST here!

More about New York Sales Tax

Learn more about New York sales tax at the New York New York Department of Taxation and Finance.