Many states have new tax laws for marketplace facilitators like ezCater. Each state defines “marketplace facilitator” differently, but generally it is a marketplace that facilitates sales of goods between sellers and customers. Where these laws apply to us, they may shift the responsibility of remitting state sales tax from you (the seller) to us (the marketplace).

In all states where ezCater orders are taxable, we collect taxes as we always have. This hasn’t changed. You are still responsible for remitting all locally administered taxes. ezCater payments to you will continue to include these taxes.

In some states, as of June 1, 2020, we will also remit taxes on your behalf. ezCater payments to you will no longer include these taxes. Here are the details.

Tax details by state

ezCater remits the taxes listed below. Any other taxes pass on to the catering partner.

We update this when there’s new information. Last updated May 23, 2020.

StateTaxes ezCater Remits
AlabamaSimplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT)
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
IllinoisNone
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

Alabama 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.

Sales tax details can be found on the Orders and Payments tabs in ezManage.

Sales Tax shows the tax passed through for you to remit. It equals the total tax collected minus the tax ezCater remits on your behalf.

Orders for which we remit sales tax

In states where ezCater is responsible for remitting sales tax (based on the catering partner’s location), we remit for every order where we process the customer’s payment. When you collect payment from the customer, you are 100% responsible for the tax.

Tax-exempt orders

Nothing changes for tax-exempt orders. ezCater does not charge, collect, or remit taxes on these orders.

Customer experience

Nothing changes. Customers pay the same taxes as always.

We can’t give tax and legal advice. Please contact your lawyer, accountant, or taxing authority for that.

For everything else, we’re here to help.

taxteam@ezcater.com