ASG currently collects Sales Tax on all sales that originate or are delivered to Washington State.
The Constitution of the United States limits the power of the states to subjects within their jurisdiction. Jurisdiction over interstate commerce is reserved to the federal government. Nevertheless, ASGs customers as residents of a state with a sales tax who purchases goods from ASG through our Internet site(s) MAY be subject to pay a "use tax" (often at the same rate as your state sales tax) for non-exempt purchases. Payment of this USE TAX is the Customers responsibility and ASG will not be held accountable for these fees or the customers' payment or non-payment of amounts due. (Contact your local State Sales Tax or Revenue Department for more information)
For deliveries of ASG products to Canada from the United States and as a condition of entry of the product(s) into the country, and delivery to the consumer, the FULL payment of PST (Provincial Sales Tax), GST (General Sales Tax) and a Customs Clearance Fee is required by all carriers. These fees are remitted by your Shipping Carrier to the appropriate taxing authorities within Canada. YOU are considered the Importing Party and must clear customs with your DESIGNATED broker or shipper.
To comply with these regulations, YOUR shipper will charge the appropriate PST, GST and a customs clearance fee in addition to regular shipping costs for all orders going to Canada. (except those orders that should be rightfully tax exempt, whereby the customs clearance fee is the only fee charged or where the customer may choose to use their own customs clearance agent and shipping company prepaid).
You will be required to contact your shipping agent to arrange for customs clearance and GST/PST payment directly with them.
The payment of Sales and/or Use Tax and customs clearance fees and documentation outside of the State of Washington and the Country of Canada is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.