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Sales Tax Information


Historical Emporium, Inc. is based in California, and therefore obligated to collect California sales tax on all sales to California customers.

Other States

In addition, we have economic nexus in a number of other states and collect sales tax on sales to those states. Due to the recent Supreme Court Decision (South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc), we are in the process of updating our sales tax policies and systems to conform to various sales tax regulations in the states we ship to.

In general, due to economic nexus rules, we will be required to collect sales tax on orders from many US States which have a sales or consumer use tax.

As of January 1, 2023, we collect sales & use tax for orders in following states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

This list of states may change over time, and this notice will be updated as the list expands. If you have a specific question about sales tax on your order, please contact us and we will be glad to answer your questions.


We are not licensed for wholesale sales, and therefore cannot accept any resale certificates.

If you believe your purchase should be exempt from sales tax because you are a government or non-profit organization, please provide us a valid exemption certificate number at the time of your order. You can do this online by entering your exemption number into the "Special Instructions" section at the end of the ordering process.

When we process your order, we will then contact you to get a copy of the certificate for our files so that the order can be released for shipping, and any sales tax collected will be refunded back to you. We need to receive the documentation no more than 3 business days following your order.

The other option is to place your order via telephone providing the number during the call and then sending your documentation immediately afterwards so we may release your order. In this case, no refund would be required as sales tax was not charged to the order.

Beyond that time, we cannot provide sales tax refunds even to exempt organizations, as we remit sales taxes to states on a very timely basis. In that case, you would need to file a refund claim with your state taxing authority. Please consult your accountant or tax professional for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be glad to help!

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