(719) 634-2228 | mail@avenueguitars.com | 329 Manitou Ave, Ste 102, Manitou Springs CO
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329 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs CO

Avenue Guitars is currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

Sales Tax Policies

We are currently not required to collect sales tax on sales outside of Colorado.

Please note that if you purchase an item of ours through a third-party platform like Reverb or eBay, you will most likely be required to pay state and local sales taxes. This is outside of our control and is explained below.

Background

Recent changes in tax laws mean that most states now require a business to collect sales tax if the business crosses a certain threshold in sales to that state.

For example, a business that has over $500,000 in sales to California must begin collecting and remitting sales tax to California. The amount varies by state, but all states are currently between $100,000 and $500,000.

As a smaller shop, we've never crossed these thresholds and are therefore not required to collect sales tax. In the highly unlikely event we do cross the threshold in your state, we'll simply cover the tax ourselves and pass the savings along to you.

Our customers may also be interested to know that is why large operations like Reverb, Guitar Center, and Sweetwater are now charging sales tax. They do so much business in every state that they are always above the collection threshold and must always collect tax.

A Note to Our Colorado Customers

We are still required to collect all state and local taxes on purchases made in Colorado. However, if you're interested in something in our shop, drop us a line and we'll do our best to make it work for you.

Tax Exempt Organizations

If you are part of a religious, educational, or government organization we are happy to accommodate your tax exempt status. Just get in touch with your tax exempt number and we'll go from there.

Fine Print

In some cases, we may be required to inform buyers that they will owe use tax in their state. Use tax is a sales tax on purchases made outside of a customer's state of residence, paid to their state of residence.

These requirements are only in place in a handful of states, and in most cases won't apply as they are only triggered when we go cross a sales threshold.

In these cases, we are not required to collect use tax and will simply inform you of your obligations. It is your responsibility to claim the purchase when you file your taxes.

In some states, you may be required to pay use tax even if we are not explicitly required to inform you of this fact. Please check with your state and local taxing authorities to see if you are responsible for use tax in your jurisdiction.

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