Therasage’s purpose for being in business is to provide natural, safe, affordable therapeutic home and office healthcare products. We are guided by our commitment to natural health and wellness, our dedication to customer satisfaction and our desire to make a positive impact on the environment and our society.
While our attorneys remind us that we must state the following, we voluntarily comply with the regulations set forth by federal agencies, most notably by not making claims beyond which we are permitted by law. In addition, and in voluntary compliance with the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law, to the best of our knowledge, none of Therasage’s products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa.
California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chain Act requires companies to disclose what they are doing to address human trafficking and slavery in their supply chains. Like many other internet-based companies, Therasage expects its distributors, as well as its suppliers, and any third party working on their behalf, to comply with all applicable international, national and local laws and regulations pertaining to employment practices and policies. No supplier or any third party working on our behalf should use “forced”, “child”, or similar labor.
Therasage has established an annual compliance program wherein all parties in our supply chain will confirm such compliance. Human trafficking, child and forced labor are matters of great concern. Each vendor and supplier certifies compliance and will, in the future, also undergo periodic audits to monitor and access compliance. Therasage will not conduct business with suppliers who do not or cannot provide such certifications.
Federal Trade Commission: Testimonials and Endorsements
Any testimonials, endorsements, or other consumer-endorsed statements presented on this Site seek to comply with all applicable Federal Trade Commission regulations. In that regard, testimonials are those statements made by a consumer who purchased a product and writes feedback concerning that product. Consumers who give testimonials receive no consideration from Therasage. Our website is specifically engineered to accept such feedback and testimonials from our purchasers. Endorsements are statements about someone’s experience with our product if the consumer received the product for free. To the extent we use any such endorsements, proper disclosures will be provided.
In all cases, both testimonials and endorsements of Therasage products will be made only if Therasage maintains “adequate substantiation, including, when appropriate, competent and reliable scientific evidence, to support any claims made” by the consumer. All claims and statements made will be recognition of what an average consumer is likely to experience.
Sales Tax Information
Contrary to contrary beliefs, businesses that engage in selling products over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. While most states call the tax a “use” tax rather than a “sales” tax, we are obligated to impose the tax on certain transactions. For more information about sales tax charged on your order, please see below.
What Purchases Are Subject to Sales Tax
The amount of tax charged depends upon many factors, including the identity of the seller, the type of item purchased, and the destination of the shipment.
Items sold by Therasage, LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the State of Florida are subject to tax.
How Much Tax Is Calculated
If an item is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item. In accordance with state tax laws, the total selling price of an item will generally include shipping and handling charges (for that particular item), less any item-specific discounts, and an allocation of order-level shipping and handling charges and order-level discounts.
The tax rate applied to your order will generally be the combined state and local rate for the address to where your order was shipped. Therefore, the sales tax rate applied to your order may be different for an order shipped to your home address than it is for an order for the very same items shipped to your work address. Our information as to the applicable sales tax rates for each state and local tax jurisdiction is provided to Therasage from a leading tax rate service provider.
Please note that tax rates can change before we receive notice. Such a change could result in an increase or decrease in an order. Such a change will be covered by you and cannot be used as a basis for canceling an order.
If a purchaser is a tax exempt customer and would like to take advantage of your tax exempt status, please contact our sales office to confirm status and to insure that we have the proper supporting documentation. Such documentation may include:
United States Government Purchasers
Sales tax does not apply to purchases made by the United States Government. In order to document that a sale has been made to the U.S. Government, we need to obtain a copy of one of the following:
- Federal tax ID certificate
- Certificate of exempt status
- Government Voucher
- Check from the U.S. Government payable to Therasage
Other Exempt Purchasers
All other exempt purchasers need to provide us with a copy of a state resale certificate, exemption certificate, or other acceptable proof of your exempt status for the state where the items will be shipped.
Effect of the Internet Tax Freedom Act
Businesses selling over the Internet are generally required to collect taxes where they have a physical selling presence. If they do not have any such presence, they are not required to collect sales taxes.
Congress adopted the Internet Tax Freedom Act (the “ITFA”) primarily to prevent state and local governments from imposing new or discriminatory taxes on Internet transactions and on Internet access. Despite the name of the Act, ITFA does not preclude state and local governments from imposing existing sales tax collection requirements on companies selling over the Internet.
The ITFA has been renewed through November 1, 2014.
Colorado, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont Sales Tax
For those customers purchasing products and shipping to Colorado, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or Vermont, please note the following information we are required to provide:
We do not collect sales or use taxes in all states. For states imposing sales or use taxes, your purchase is subject to use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet or by other remote means. Many states require purchasers to file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year reporting all of the taxable purchases that were not taxed and to pay tax on those purchases. Details of how to file these returns may be found at the websites of your respective taxing authorities.
Colorado HB 1193, enacted in February 2010, required online retailers to provide a detailed purchase report to customers with more than $500 of annual Colorado purchases by January 31st and to provide a summary purchase report with the total amount of each customer's annual Colorado purchases to the Colorado Department of Revenue by March 31st.
For Oklahoma purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the Oklahoma individual income tax return [Form 511] or by filing a consumer use tax return [Form 21-1]. The referenced forms and corresponding instructions are available on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website, www.tax.ok.gov. We are required to provide the notice above for Oklahoma purchases based on Oklahoma law (HB 2359) enacted in June 2010.
Please be aware that you may owe South Carolina Use Tax on your purchases. You may visit www.sctax.org to pay the use tax or you may report and pay the tax on your South Carolina Income Tax Form. We're required to provide this notice based on South Carolina law Section 12-36-2691(E)(1).
For South Dakota purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the South Dakota use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the South Dakota Department of Revenue website. We are required to provide the notice above for South Dakota purchases based on South Dakota law (SB 146) enacted in April 2011.
Please be aware that purchases shipped to Tennessee may be subject to Tennessee Use Tax (T.C.A. § 67-6-210) unless an exemption exists under Tennessee law. A sale is not exempt under Tennessee law because it is made through the Internet. Payments of applicable Tennessee use tax may be made through the Tennessee Department of Revenue's Website at https://apps.tn.gov/usetax.
For Vermont purchasers, the tax may be reported and paid on the Vermont use tax form. The use tax form and corresponding instructions are available on the Vermont department of taxes website. We are required to provide the notice above for Vermont purchases based on Vermont law (H 436) enacted in May 2011.