Pennsylvania Sales Tax Guide for E-Commerce Retailers
Fast Facts About Pennsylvania Sales Tax
Pennsylvania state sales tax rate
Pennsylvania taxing authority
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Pennsylvania sales tax questions phone number
Am I required to collect sales tax in Pennsylvania?
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 Pennsylvania.
E-commerce businesses with economic nexus in Pennsylvania are also required to register and collect.
You have economic nexus in Pennsylvania if you made more than $100,000, including marketplace sales, to buyers in Pennsylvania in the prior calendar year.
How to Register for a Pennsylvania Sales Tax Permit
If you have nexus in Pennsylvania, you can register online at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Need help? Contact us for help with your Pennsylvania sales tax registration.
How to Collect Pennsylvania Sales Tax
If you have nexus in Pennsylvania, you are required to collect sales tax whenever you make a sale to a buyer in Pennsylvania.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Intrastate Sales in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is an origin-based sales tax state. This means intrastate sales (sales from a seller to a buyer in Pennsylvania) are considered to take place at the seller’s location. This might be your home, warehouse, store, distribution store or other location. If you sell to a buyer in Pennsylvania, you simply need to collect sales tax at the sales tax rate at your location. That means, if you are based or make sales from Pennsylvania, you can collect the same sales tax rate from all Pennsylvania buyers.
Learn more about origin and destination-based sales tax sourcing here.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Interstate Sales in Pennsylvania
If you are located outside of Pennsylvania or the sale originates outside of Pennsylvania but your buyer is in Pennsylvania, then simply charge the full Pennsylvania state + local (city, county, etc.) sales tax rate to your buyer.
Learn more about how to collect the right amount of state plus local sales tax here.
How to File Sales Tax in Pennsylvania
When your Pennsylvania 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!