New laws in many states affect how we pay catering partners.

They’re called marketplace facilitator laws, and they shift the responsibility for paying sales tax from individual sellers (like you) to the marketplace that facilitates the sale (like us). 

In states where these laws don’t apply to us:

Payments ezCater makes to you include all tax collected. It’s your job to pay all tax to the appropriate tax authorities.

In states where these laws do apply to us:

Payments ezCater makes to you exclude tax that we must pay directly to state tax authorities.

If there’s any tax we don’t pay directly, our payments to you include it. It’s your job to pay this tax (usually local tax) to the appropriate tax authorities.

In this example:

$115.12 collected by us from people ordering catering
− $101.16 paid by us to state tax authorities (this is what’s new)
= $13.96 paid by us to you, for remittance like you always have done

State-by-state details (last updated February 2, 2021)

Taxes listed here are the taxes we pay directly to tax authorities.
This list is specific to ezCater. Some states have marketplace facilitator laws that don’t apply to us.

Any other taxes we collect are included in payments to you.

State

Taxes ezCater pays to tax authorities

AlabamaSimplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT)
ezCater collects the simplified sellers use tax on sales to Alabama customers and remits the tax on behalf of Alabama customers to the Alabama Department of Revenue. ezCater’s program account number is SSU-R010733612.
AlaskaNone
ArizonaNone
ArkansasNone
CaliforniaNone
ColoradoState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
ConnecticutState sales tax • State-administered meals tax
DelawareNone
District of ColumbiaState-administered meals tax
FloridaNone
GeorgiaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
HawaiiState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
IdahoState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
Illinois (effective 3/1/2021)State sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
IndianaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
IowaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
KansasNone
KentuckyState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
LouisianaNone
MaineState-administered meals tax
MarylandState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
MassachusettsState sales tax • State-administered meals tax
MichiganState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
MinnesotaNone
MississippiNone
MissouriNone
MontanaNone
NebraskaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
NevadaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
New HampshireNone
New JerseyState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
New MexicoState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
New YorkNone
North CarolinaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
North DakotaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
OhioState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
OklahomaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
OregonNone
PennsylvaniaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
Rhode IslandState sales tax • State-administered meals tax
South CarolinaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
South DakotaNone
TennesseeNone
TexasNone
UtahNone
VermontState-administered local sales tax • State-administered meals tax
VirginiaNone
WashingtonState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
West VirginiaState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
WisconsinState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax
WyomingState sales tax • State-administered local sales tax

Here’s what hasn’t changed.

The customer experience is the same. They pay the same tax as always.

Tax-exempt orders are the same. Because there’s no tax!

Orders we don’t process payment for are the same. Some catering partners add in-store orders to ezManage and process payment through their own POS.

We can’t give tax or legal advice.

Please contact your lawyer, accountant, or taxing authority for that.

For everything else, we’re here to help.

taxteam@ezcater.com

Tax laws change. We update things accordingly so that the right tax gets to the right place.
If you have questions about the tax on an order, please contact us within 30 days of the order.