Taxes & Duties

Understanding Taxes and Duties on Your Shopping for Style Orders

At Shopping for Style, we want to ensure that your shopping experience is as seamless as possible, especially when it comes to understanding taxes and duties. Here’s everything you need to know about how taxes and duties may apply to your order.

Domestic Orders (Within the USA)

Sales Tax:

  • Sales tax is applied to orders shipped to addresses within the United States, based on the shipping address.
  • The amount of sales tax charged on your order will depend on the state and local sales tax rates of your shipping address.
  • The applicable sales tax will be calculated and displayed at checkout before you complete your purchase.

International Orders

Customs Duties and Taxes:

  • For international orders, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches your country.
  • The recipient of the order is responsible for paying all duties, taxes, and fees associated with the importation of the products. These fees are not included in the product price or shipping cost.
  • Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs office for more information.

VAT and GST:

  • Some countries apply a Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST) to imported goods. The rate and application of these taxes vary by country.
  • These taxes are typically calculated as a percentage of the total order value, including shipping costs.


1. How are taxes and duties calculated for international orders?

  • Taxes and duties for international orders are calculated based on the customs regulations of the destination country. These fees vary by country and are not controlled by Shopping for Style.

2. Will I be notified of the customs duties and taxes before my order is delivered?

  • Yes, typically the courier will contact you once your order is in customs to inform you of the required duties and taxes. You will need to pay these fees before the courier can deliver your order.

3. Can Shopping for Style mark my order as a gift to avoid duties and taxes?

  • We are required by law to declare the full value of the items in your order and cannot mark orders as gifts to circumvent customs duties and taxes.

4. What happens if I refuse to pay the customs duties and taxes?

  • If you refuse to pay the customs duties and taxes, the package will be returned to us. In such cases, you will be responsible for the return shipping costs and any applicable restocking fees.

5. Are there any countries where Shopping for Style does not ship due to customs regulations?

  • We strive to ship to as many countries as possible, but there may be some regions where we are unable to deliver due to complex customs regulations. Please check our Shipping Information page or contact our support team for more details.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about taxes and duties on your order, please contact us at [email protected]. Our support team is here to assist you Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST.

We aim to provide transparency and clarity regarding taxes and duties to ensure a smooth shopping experience for our customers worldwide. Thank you for choosing Shopping for Style!