US Sales Tax Information

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Article ID: 100008
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Common Problems

  • Was charged taxes on my recent order
  • Will there be taxes applied after my purchase?
  • Want to know what's the tax percentage in my state
  • Added Balance but cannot complete my purchase because the price at checkout is higher than shown in the Shop

Blizzard Entertainment is required to collect state sales tax on certain online purchases. In most cases, the Blizzard Shop and account management pages display tax alongside the purchase price. Subscription purchases and in-game purchases will not list added tax. If you live in a state that collects tax on these purchases, your financial statement will show the total paid including taxes.

Which U.S. states require Blizzard to collect tax?

Most states now require us to collect taxes on certain types of products. The eligible products vary from state to state but can include games, value-added services, World of Warcraft subscriptions, and microtransactions.

Changes in 2018

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on a case (South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.) overturned some existing rules about state taxes. Afterwards, many states adopted a new sales tax standard. This required Blizzard to start collecting taxes in many states where it previously did not.

If you want to learn more about your state or local tax laws, check your local tax regulations or speak with a tax advisor in your area. For questions or concerns about these taxes or your specific tax rate, contact your state’s Department of Revenue.