Items sold by Thornton's Classic Studios, Inc., Thornton Studio Photographers and thorntonstudio.com (msawchuk.photobiz.com), and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to sales tax:
1. New York residents will be charged local sales tax, including any county/city taxes. NYC, Long Island and surrounding counties (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester) residents will be charged an MTA tax. Digital downloads will not be charged tax.
2. An additional 0.7% state tax is applied in the Northern Virginia region (Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William) and the Hampton Roads region (Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmoth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; and Counties of Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, and York), as well as the capital of Richmond
3. Illinois residents will only be charged tax on 10% of their photo orders; however, orders of frames and cards will be taxed in full. Digital downloads will not be charged tax.
How Sales Tax is Calculated
If an item is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, sales tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item including shipping after discounts or coupons applied. No sales tax is charged when purchasing gift cards; however, purchases paid for with gift cards may be subject to sales tax. Additionally, sales tax is not charged on services such as retouching or rush fees.