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  • Sales Tax & Tariffs at ou​r Auctions:

    • Will I need to pay sales tax on any items purchased in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?​

    Unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with Stack's Bowers Galleries, purchases made in/or shipped to certain locations are subject to local state tax laws. Below are some guidelines for your reference. These may not be a complete representation of all applicable sales tax laws in all jurisdictions, so please consult your local taxation laws prior to bidding.​


    Alabama

    Foreign Coins and Currency are taxable. U.S. Coins, U.S. Currency and Bullion are exempt.

    Alaska

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Arizona

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Arkansas

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    California

    Coins & Bullion are only taxable on invoices less that $1,500. Currency is taxable. 

    Colorado

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Connecticut

    Coins are tax exempt. Currency and Bullion are only taxable on for invoices less than $1,000.

    Delaware

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Florida

    Coins and Currency are only taxable on invoices of Foreign or Confederate material less than $500.  Bullion is only taxable on invoices less than $500.

    Georgia

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Hawaii

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable

    Idaho

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Illinois

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Indiana

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Iowa

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Kansas

    Coins comprised of gold and silver are tax exempt. Bullion is tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Kentucky

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    Louisiana

    Coins are only taxable on invoices over $1,000. Currency is taxable. Bullion is tax exempt for Platinum, Gold, and Silver that is valued solely upon its precious metal content, whether in coin or ingot form.

    Maine

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    Maryland

    Coins & Bullion are only taxable on invoices less than $1,000. Currency is taxable. 

    Massachusetts

    Coins & Bullion are only taxable on invoices less than $1,000. Currency is taxable. 

    Michigan

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Minnesota

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable except for bullion bars and rounds are exempt.

    Mississippi

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    Missouri

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Montana

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Nebraska

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Nevada

    Coins & Currency are taxable. Bullion is tax exempt.

    New Hampshire

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    New Jersey

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    New Mexico

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    New York

    Coins & Currency are taxable.

    Bullion is tax exempt under the following conditions:

    • -Silver bullion coins that sell for less than 140% of their melt price

    • -Gold bullion coins that weigh ¼ oz or less that sell for less than 120% of their melt price

    • -Gold bullion coins that weigh more than ¼ oz that sell for less than 115% of their melt price

    • -Gold or silver BARS and ROUNDS, platinum and palladium that sell for less than 115% of their melt price

    North Carolina

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    North Dakota

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Ohio

    U.S. & World coins comprised (more than 50%) primarily of gold, silver, platinum or palladium are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Bullion is tax exempt under the following conditions:

    • -Gold bullion with a minimum fineness of .995%

    • -Silver bullion with a minimum fineness of .999%

    • -Platinum bullion with a minimum fineness of .9995%

    • -​Palladium bullion with a minimum fineness of .9995%

    Oklahoma

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Oregon

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Pennsylvania

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Rhode Island

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    South Carolina

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    South Dakota

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Tennessee

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.​

    Texas

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    Utah

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Vermont

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable. 

    Virginia

    Coins & Bullion are only taxable on invoices less than $1,000. Currency is taxable. 

    Washington

    Coins & Bullion are tax exempt. Currency is taxable.

    West Virginia

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.

    Wisconsin

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.

    Wyoming

    ​Coins, Currency & Bullion are tax exempt.​​

    District of Columbia

    Coins, Currency & Bullion are taxable.​


    Will I need to pay import tariffs?​

    On September 1, 2019 the United States enacted new tariffs on collector's items of Chinese origin, including bullion and numismatic coins and banknotes. Lots marked with (t) indicate the lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States after the tariffs were enacted. Accordingly, any client who wishes to take delivery of this item within the United States will be subject to a 7.5% import Tariff plus a processing fee of 0.3464% (minimum $27.75 / maximum $538.40), subject to change. Please note, this is not, and is not intended to be a complete description of the applicable import tariffs and the buyer remains fully liable for and agrees to promptly pay all tariffs and fees relating to the import of these items into the United States. Please consult your tax advisor with any questions.

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