Sales Tax

How We Calculate Sales Tax

  • As a national retailer with physical retail stores nationwide, REI is required to charge applicable state and local sales tax on orders shipped to states where we have a physical presence, which includes distribution centers, operating stores and/or new stores under construction.

  • In states in which REI does not have a physical presence, we may be required to charge applicable state and local sales tax on orders shipped if required to do so under state and/or local tax laws, such as those enacted by the State of New York.

  • Some taxing authorities also require the taxable amount to include any shipping and handling charges, while others charge sales tax only on merchandise. We are required to follow the rules of each state.

  • Gift Cards—No sales tax is charged when buying gift cards. The appropriate sales tax will be charged on the purchase when the gift card is used.

  • Notice for orders shipping to Oklahoma residents

  • Notice for orders shipping to South Dakota residents

  • Notice for orders shipping to Vermont residents

REI is not required, and does not collect Oklahoma sales or use tax on orders shipping to Oklahoma residents. Purchases shipped to Oklahoma addresses are subject to Oklahoma use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation in Oklahoma. The purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet. The State of Oklahoma requires Oklahoma purchasers to report all purchases that were not taxed and pay tax on those purchases. The tax may be reported and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return (Form 511) or by filing a consumer use tax return (Form 21-1). The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website, www.tax.ok.gov.

REI is not required, and does not collect South Dakota sales or use tax on orders shipping to South Dakota residents. Purchases shipped to South Dakota addresses are subject to South Dakota use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation in South Dakota. The purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet. The State of South Dakota requires South Dakota purchasers to report all purchases that were not taxed and pay tax on those purchases. The tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax return, and the use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website, http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/businesstax/bustax.htm.

REI is not required, and does not collect Vermont sales or use tax on orders shipping to Vermont residents. Purchases shipped to Vermont addresses are subject to Vermont use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation in Vermont. The purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet. The State of Vermont requires Vermont purchasers to report all purchases that were not taxed and pay tax on those purchases. The tax may be reported and paid on the Vermont individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Vermont Department of Taxes , http://www.state.vt.us/tax/forms.shtml.

Related Questions:

How much will it cost to ship my order?

See our current shipping rates. You can also review your shipping charges as part of the online checkout process (before payment).

When will I get my order?

See our estimated shipping timelines for domestic orders placed today. The estimates are already adjusted to account for holidays and weekends.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we do. For more information, see Placing International Orders and International Shipping Rates.

Do you offer free shipping?

Currently, there are two ways to get free shipping for your REI purchase. You can have your order shipped to your local store for in-store pick up, or you can get free U.S. Standard shipping on orders of $50 or more.

What does it mean if an item is on backorder?

If an item is not currently available, but we think we'll eventually get more inventory, you have the option to put that item on backorder. If the item becomes available we will ship it to you. Of course, we will not charge your credit card until the item ships.
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