Recently some regulations around e-commerce have been clarified. We are now required to charge sales tax based on each customer’s shipping address, as we legally have a physical presence of inventory residing in warehouses across several states.
Unfortunately, starter cultures are not clearly classified as a food product, so they are subject to taxes just like any other non-food item.
All taxes collected will be remitted to your state. Please follow the steps below to calculate the appropriate payment total including applicable shipping charges and sales tax.
To calculate the sales tax and final amount due:
1. Ensure all the items you intend to purchase are in your shopping cart.
2. After adding everything to your shopping cart and ensuring the quantities are correct, fill out the destination information on the right hand side of the screen.
3. Click Submit and the sales tax and shipping options will be available to view.
Click Checkout and finish the checkout process.