Estimated Sales Tax
Because product availability, order changes, and taxes themselves can change, we show "estimated tax" throughout the add-to-cart and checkout process.
The final sales tax will be reflected in Order History on your Account Information page.
NOTE: Sales tax is not charged and collected until the moment your order is shipped.
How to file your Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate
If you have a valid Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate, you can still purchase without paying sales tax on your orders from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. Here’s what to do:
- Contact us on our Customer Service line 1-800-423-2319 or via online chat during regular business hours (7am to 5pm Pacific Time, Monday - Friday) and we will assist you with the process.
- Once you have filed with us, the validation of the exemption certificate by the issuing state can take 3 to 4 business days, so it is best to contact us as soon as possible to start the process.
- Unfortunately, without a validated Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate on file, we are legally required to collect sales tax.
Why are we charging Sales Tax now?
This change is due to a US Supreme Court ruling (South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc.) that allows states to collect sales and use tax on internet and direct marketing transactions for products and/or services delivered to addresses within their state boundaries.