Shopify Tax pricing

All stores selling to the United States are able to use Shopify Tax without charge for the first 100,000 USD of US online sales each calendar year. The 100,000 USD threshold applies to each store individually. If you have more than one store, then each store has its first 100,000 USD of online sales free each calendar year. After a store exceeds the threshold, the following fees apply up to a maximum of 5,000 USD per store:

  • A 0.35% calculation fee is charged on orders where tax is calculated in stores on the Shopify Starter, Shopify Lite, Basic Shopify, Shopify, and Advanced Shopify plans.
  • A 0.25% calculation fee is charged on orders where tax is calculated in stores on the Shopify Plus plan.

Shopify Tax fee threshold

The fees for tax calculations apply only if your store has made sales equal to or greater than 100,000 USD in one calendar year within the US. If your store's sales are below 100,000 USD, then there is no charge for tax calculations. A calendar year is the period starting on January 1 and ending on December 31.

Sales that count towards the threshold are orders that originate in and are destined for locations in the United States, including the following:

  • sales from other channels that you've connected to Shopify (for example, Facebook, Instagram, and more)
  • sales of gift cards
  • sales made through Shop
  • sales that include non-taxable products
  • sales made through all payment gateways
  • taxes and shipping fees on sales

Imported orders do not count toward the threshold.

Shopify Tax fees

Fees do not apply to sales in states where you do not collect tax. In addition, the following fee caps apply:

  • 0.99 USD order cap. No matter how large the order total, you are not charged more than 0.99 USD per order.
  • 5,000 USD yearly cap. No matter how much you sell during a calendar year, you are not charged more than 5,000 USD per year.

If your store's total sales are equal to or above the fee threshold, then a percentage fee is incurred on transactions in your store that have tax calculated. The fee applies to orders from states where you have tax collection activated, including orders where no tax is charged due to products that are tax exempt. The fee does not apply to the following:

  • orders from states where you don't collect tax
  • customers that are tax exempt
  • orders that originate in a country other than the United States and are shipped to a country other than the United States
  • imported orders from outside Shopify
  • orders or portions of orders that are paid for with a gift card

This fee is charged to you on your subscription invoice for Shopify. It isn't charged to your customers and doesn't appear on their invoice.

Learn more about your US tax service options.

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