Your Guide to Sales Tax on Poshmark

In 2018 and 2019, a number of states and the District of Columbia enacted new laws that require online marketplaces to collect and remit sales tax. As a result, on April 1, 2019, we launched Posh Remit, our tax remittance service, and began to collect sales tax on all eligible orders and submit it directly to states and localities on behalf of Seller Stylists. 

As of August 22nd, Poshmark will no longer collect and remit sales tax in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah until online marketplace laws go into effect in those states. We’ve updated our Terms of Service, effective as of August 14th, to reflect these changes. 

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new state laws go into effect. To see how much sales tax has been collected and remitted on your behalf, download your My Sales Report. If you are unsure what your tax obligations may be, we encourage you to consult an accountant or other expert in your area.

States and dates where Poshmark has begun collecting and remitting sales tax:  

State  Date
Alabama April 1, 2019
Arkansas April 1, 2019
Arizona April 1, 2019
California April 1, 2019
Colorado April 1, 2019
Connecticut April 1, 2019
District of Columbia April 1, 2019
Iowa April 1, 2019
Idaho April 1, 2019
Indiana April 1, 2019
Kentucky April 1, 2019
Louisiana  April 1, 2019
Massachusetts April 1, 2019
Maryland April 1, 2019
Maine April 1, 2019
Michigan April 1, 2019
Minnesota April 1, 2019
Mississippi April 1, 2019
North Carolina April 1, 2019
North Dakota April 1, 2019
Nebraska April 1, 2019
New Jersey April 1, 2019
New Mexico April 1, 2019
Nevada April 1, 2019
New York April 1, 2019
Ohio April 1, 2019
Oklahoma April 1, 2019
Pennsylvania April 1, 2019
Rhode Island April 1, 2019
South Carolina  April 1, 2019
South Dakota April 1, 2019
Texas April 1, 2019
Virgina April 1, 2019
Vermont April 1, 2019
Washington April 1, 2019
West Virginia April 1, 2019
Wisconsin April 1, 2019
Wyoming April 1, 2019

* Poshmark collected and remitted state and local sales tax for Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as local taxes in Alaska between 4/1/2019 – 8/21/2019.

FAQs

How is sales tax calculated?

State and local sales tax, when applicable, will be charged on items purchased on Poshmark that are shipped to a U.S. address. The amount of sales tax charged on an order is based on a number of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Type of item purchased
  • Buyer’s delivery address
  • Seller’s return address 
  • Shipping costs 

Please note, Poshmark does observe states’ sales tax holidays. Poshmark will not charge applicable sales tax on these dates to the extent that the law exempts the specific item that is purchased.

Where does Poshmark no longer collect sales tax?
Poshmark no longer collects and remits sales tax in:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

* Poshmark collected and remitted state and local sales tax between 4/1/2019 – 8/21/2019. 

FAQs for Sellers

What does sales tax mean for me?
Poshmark will automatically calculate, collect, and submit state and local sales tax on the seller’s behalf, as applicable, on a regular basis. If you’d like to review how much sales tax has been collected and remitted for your sales simply request your My Sales Report.

A list of states where Poshmark currently collects and remits sales tax can be found above.  

What does this mean when I have to report taxes?
Poshmark will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax on behalf of our sellers to state taxing agencies on a regular basis to only the states listed in the chart above. 

If you are unsure what your tax obligations may be, we encourage you to consult an accountant or other expert in your area. 

FAQs for Shoppers

Why did I get charged sales tax?
Poshmark is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax, as applicable, per state laws and local tax laws or where Poshmark is otherwise obligated to do so. Sales tax can vary per order due to several factors. If you have an available Posh Credit balance, your credits will first be applied towards your order, which includes sales tax, prior to charging your payment method. 

Please note, Poshmark does observe states’ sales tax holidays. Buyers will not be charged applicable sales tax on these dates to the extent that the law exempts the specific item that is purchased. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us here.  

Why am I being charged sales tax on used items?
Poshmark is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax, as applicable, per state and local tax laws or where Poshmark is otherwise obligated to do so.

Items that may be taxed include, but are not limited to:

  • Used items
  • Boutique items
  • Wholesale items

Sales tax is generally imposed on all sales of tangible personal property (e.g., clothing, shoes, accessories) regardless of whether the property being sold is new or used. Sales tax may be applicable to used items purchased on Poshmark because the item is being purchased/sold in a different transaction. There is generally not an exemption for the sale of used items.  

Why was I charged a different sales tax amount for my offer?
Sales tax on completed offers may vary from the estimated tax amount shown at the time the offer is made due to several factors such as:

  • Final offer price
  • Delivery address
  • Tax rates

Poshmark Haul: Rothy’s, H&M, Free People, and more | Episode 02

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We’re back with Poshmark Haul: Episode 02 and oh my Posh, you’re in for a treat! This time we’re featuring some incredibly awesome Poshmark community members who are showcasing great deals, unique finds and so much more. Shop all the featured items below.

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Debbie (@keepcalmnposhon)

We’re keeping calm and Poshing on knowing Debbie’s amazing metallic ASH sneakers were purchased for a bargain and are boldly beautiful!

Shop Debbie’s finds: 

Printed Pants New Sneakers Long Cardigans


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Tiara (@ruesanfrancisco)

What’s better than showing off your love for La Croix than declaring it via fashion? Summer isn’t over and we love the idea of rockin’ this swimsuit at the beach or pool.

Shop Tiara’s finds:

Fringe Ankle Boots and Booties One Piece Swimsuits Sequin Dresses and Skirts


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Danielle (@oldflannelshirt)

Talk about on brand! Danielle kept her haul close to what she loves the most: flannels! “This is my absolute, 100% favorite piece I’ve ever gotten. It’s a longer flannel and the best part? It has pockets!” We appreciate pockets just as much as Danielle does, go girl!

Shop Danielle’s finds: 

Free People Denim Free People Tops Rothys Shoes

Missed out on Episode 01? Watch it HERE!

P.S. Want to be featured in an upcoming haul on our YouTube channel? Submit your video here!

Style This: Back to School

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Get ready to rock the new school year in your best campus style yet! Poshmark’s summer interns are here to show off five different looks you can wear on campus while saving $$$ and serving looks. Check them out!

 

Look #1 – Cairo (@cairokim):

Cairo-Cut-OutSkirts don’t always need to be dressed up. Keep things casual with a graphic tee and sneakers.

Shop Cairo’s looks: 

Brandy Melville TopsGolden Goose Superstar SneakersLongchamp HandbagsNew LF Under 25

Look #2 – Neha (@nerher77):

Neha-Cut-OutDon’t put away your sandals just yet! School may be starting but summer isn’t over. This look is perfect for heading out for the night after a full day of class.

Shop Neha’s looks: 

New Tote Bags Under 50Levis Jean JacketsHM DressesAnkle Strap Heels

Look #3 – Rosemary (@rosawill):

Rosemary-Cut-OutWe love this laidback look from Rosemary. Her off-the-shoulder sweater is the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall. 

Shop Rosemary’s looks: 

Urban Outfitter TopsNike Air ShoesLucky Brand Tote BagsFree People Denim

Look #4 – Derek (@derekn99):

Derek-Cut-OutDerek’s look? Bomb. We 100% agree that a bomber jacket should be a must-have in anyone’s closet. It goes with everything! 

Shop Derek’s looks: 

New Mens Sweatpants and JoggersNew Adidas NMD SneakersMens Bomber JacketsMen's North Face Backpacks

Look #5 – Varun (@varunbaldwa):

VarunGrab that flannel you almost forgot about and pair it with a great pair of distressed jeans. Don’t forget – it’s all in the details. Take notes from Varun pair your look with a nice set of rings too. 

Shop Varun’s looks: 

New Mens Herschel BackpacksNew Mens Converse ShoesMens Skinny JeansMens Graphic Tees

Shop first day of school looks for the #PoshMini in your life:

Kids BackpacksKids Nike ShoesNew Kids Gymboree ClothingNew Kids' Jackets

 

Shop more first day of school looks for high school + college:

Floral SkirtsLeather BackpacksNew Sweatshirts and Hoodies Under 25Van Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

Show us how you style your look back to school looks! Tag us, @Poshmark, in your #OOTDs.

Introducing: The School Market

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Whether shopping for yourself or your #PoshMini, look no further than the School Market! Switch to this brand NEW Market to connect with Poshers who specialize in back-to-school essentials like these and more.

SIFU-Binders+and+Folders SIFU-Calendars&Planners SIFU-Notebooks&Journals SIFU-ArtsandCrafts

Go back to school in style—switch to this Market by tapping the menu on the top left!

Shop School

Questions? Head over to the Support Center for full details.

 

July Posh N Sip Recap

Does anyone else feel like they blinked and July was gone? Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean our Posh N Sips are! 

We wanted to recognize our July hosts who hit their 5th milestone: @bellanblue, and @mizfabulousity! We appreciate everything you gals do to help cultivate the Poshmark community IRL!

Shout out to our 4th milestone hosts this month, @poshglamgirl and @goldenpolkadot! Our 3rd milestone hosts were @embrace_sisu, @bloomingbrands, @teremontes, @denverposher, @smilemonilin, @golddustmama, and @maryfashionista! In addition, our 2nd milestone hosts for July were @southshorebtq, @poshliketheboss, @cjrose25, @keepinitrad, @themarinewife, @thenoblehanger, @skirtssewpretty, @stephintexas, @laneywyble, @debalina23, and @nikkis_place!

We can’t wait to see how much the community grows through these incredible Posh N Sips every month!

Check out the photos from this month’s Posh N Sips below:

 

These Poshers are spreading the word about Poshmark while earning referral credits, becoming Poshmark influencers, and, of course, exclusive Posh swag–including a special host thank you gift!

Interested in hosting your own Posh N Sip? Reach out to us at hosting@poshmark.com to see how we can help promote your get together!

PAST POSH N SIPS!

Poshmark Haul: Chanel, Puma, Madewell, and more | Episode 01

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Welcome to Poshmark Haul: Episode 01, the first in an exciting new shopping series where we’ll be showcasing the best #PoshFinds and deals we scored from Poshmark. Shop all the featured items below. 


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Claire (@claireberkley)

We’ll jump in and say that jumpsuits, acrylic earrings, and loafers make for a great #OOTD. Claire scored her very first pair of loafers thanks to Poshmark! 

Shop Claire’s picks:

White Nike Air Force 1 Shoes New Flats and Loafers Under 50 Jumpsuit and Rompers Acrylic Earrings

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Tifffany (@sf_stylist)

What’s better than finding your #dealofalifetime? Nothing, really! Tiffany says, “I was on the hunt for these espadrilles. One of the girls from work just came back from Portland and she got them. I didn’t wanna spend full price on them. So, I liked all the espadrilles on Poshmark. I collected them in my Likes and finally got a really, really good Offer to Likers. So they’re now mine! I’ve been wearing them non-stop during the summer.”

Shop Tiffany’s picks:

Chanel Flats and Espadrilles Louis Vuitton Neverfull Handbags New Bikines and Bathing Suits Reformation Dresses and Skirts

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Amanda (@theamandaweiss)

We’re absolutely B-A-N-A-N-A-S for Amanda’s acrylic earrings + pineapple-printed Puma sneakers. Amanda raves, “My PFF tagged me in the listing for these. I made an offer and got them on such a good deal!”

Shop Amanda’s picks: 

Lace Dresses Neon Apparel New Acrylic Earrings Under 25 Womens Puma Shoes

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Misa (@misacat)

Ever been inspired by your favorite celebrity? Same thing happened with Misa!  “I bought these because I was going to the Ariana Grande concert. These were perfect. I got them for only $12!” says Misa. 

Shop Misa’s picks: 

Lazy Oaf Apparel Le Specs Sunglasses Midi Skirts Platform Sandals

Shop what’s trending on Poshmark:

Birkenstock Sandals New High Waisted ShortsNew Quay Sunglasses New Tank Tops Under 25

 

Want to be featured in an upcoming haul on our YouTube channel? Submit your video here!

Posh Party LIVE | Calgary Recap

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Cheers to you, Calgary! 🎉 A huge thank you to all our brand new Canadian Poshers who joined us last week at Sub Rosa. Couldn’t make it to the party? Check out all the highlights below and stay tuned for upcoming events in your area.

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Straight from the Attendees


 

Check out the photos from the events: Facebook album

Want to attend Posh Party LIVE? Stay tuned for where we’ll be heading to next!