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Tax and Fees Policy

Last Updated January 23, 2023 

Backcountry will charge state and local sales taxes and fees as required by applicable laws. We are required to collect sales tax in states where we have a physical or substantial economic presence.

The amount of tax charged on your order will depend on the type of item purchased and the destination of the shipment. Certain items may be exempt from sales tax, depending on state and local laws. The sales tax charged will be calculated when your order is shipped and will reflect applicable state and local taxes. Factors can sometimes change between the time you place an order and the time of the credit card charge authorization. Those changes may affect how much sales tax you pay. Estimated sales tax applied to your order during the checkout process may differ from the amount ultimately charged. Where and when applicable, Backcountry collects sales tax on shipping and handling fees. Gift cards are not charged sales tax. The appropriate sales tax will be charged on the purchase when the gift card is used.

Backcountry may be obligated to charge additional fees depending on the location where the product is shipped. For instance, Backcountry is legally required to charge a retail delivery fee on all orders shipping to Colorado. MotoSport, LLC, a member of the Backcountry family, is legally required to impose fees on new vehicles and lead-acid batteries sold in certain states.

If you have questions about the taxes or fees applied to your purchase, please contact legal@backcountry.com.

Regulatory Fees Policy

Certain items shipped to or purchased at a retail store in the following states are subject to regulatory fees: 

California

The State of California imposes a $1.75 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within California. 

Please visit the California Board of Equalization for more information.

Kansas

The State of Kansas imposes a $0.25 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within Kansas.

Indiana

The State of Indiana charges, in addition to sales tax, a fee of $0.25 on sales of new tires. Please see this announcement from the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Maine

The State of Maine imposes a recycling assistance fee on the sale of new tires and of lead-acid batteries of $1.00 each. Please see this instructional bulletin.

Maryland

The State of Maryland imposes a $.80 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within Maryland. Please see this instructional bulletin for more information.

Nevada

The Nevada imposes a $1.00 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within Nevada. Please visit the State of Nevada Department of Taxation for more information.

New Jersey

The State of New Jersey imposes a $1.50 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within New Jersey. Please see this instructional bulletin for more information.

Virginia

The State of Virginia imposes a $0.50 fee on each new vehicle tire sold within Virginia. Please see this instructional bulletin for more information.