Our store will automatically charge and withhold the applicable sales tax for orders to be delivered to addresses within the same state/province where Taunton Bay Soap Company & Transcendence Rising Apothecary holds a presence - which means if you live within the state of Maine, by law, we are required to withhold the 5.5% state sales tax accumulated from your order total. For orders shipped to anywhere outside the state of Maine, you (the shopper) are solely responsible for any sales taxes and/or other local taxes or fees that may apply. By placing an order with Taunton Bay Soap Company, you agree to these terms.