How Tax Works on LivingSocial

Deals purchased from LivingSocial may be subject to applicable sales tax.

The amount of tax charged on your order depends on many factors, including the following:

  • Type of deal
  • Type of item or service purchased
  • Time and location of fulfillment
  • Shipment or delivery address of your order

For Local deals

Each state and city has its own sales and use tax laws. It’s the merchant's responsibility to understand the applicable laws and to collect and remit tax accordingly when you use your Voucher.

For LivingSocial Travel

Taxes aren’t typically included in the amount paid for LivingSocial Travel voucher deals, so be sure to check the Fine Print to see if you’ll owe additional taxes or fees upon booking or at check-in.

LivingSocial Travel deals that require booking through our website's calendar at the time of purchase will include any applicable taxes in the total price, unless otherwise stated.

For LivingSocial ticketed events

Before you purchase any ticket through LivingSocial, be sure to read the terms of the offer carefully. While most tickets that you purchase through LivingSocial will include all fees, if taxes and fees aren’t included, that information will be specifically disclosed in the deal's Fine Print and printed on the face of the voucher.

For LivingSocial Shop

Items sold by third party sellers through LivingSocial Shop and shipped to an address in the United States or Canada could be subject to sales tax. The appropriate charges will be added to your order total and displayed on the checkout screen.

The amount of tax depends on many factors, including the type of item purchased and where it’s being shipped. If something is subject to sales tax in the state to which the order is shipped, tax is generally calculated on the selling price of each individual item. As required by applicable state law, the selling price of an item could include item-level shipping-and-handling costs. LivingSocial works with a leading service provider to obtain sales tax rates.

Groupon Goods, Inc. is registered to collect sales tax on behalf of our third party sellers in certain US tax jurisdictions that require marketplaces to collect tax.

For items shipped to the state of Alabama:

Groupon Goods has collected the simplified sellers' use tax on sales shipped to Alabama, and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. The Groupon Goods, Inc. program account number is SSU--R009919778.

For Groupon Activities, LLC:

Items sold by Groupon Activities, LLC for shipment or redemption within the United States could be subject to sales tax. The appropriate charges will be added to your total and displayed on the checkout screen.

The amount of tax depends on many factors, including the type of items or amusements purchased and where it is being shipped or redeemed. As required by applicable state law, the selling price of an item could include item-level shipping-and-handling costs. LivingSocial works with a leading service provider to obtain sales tax rates.

For sales shipped to or redeemed in the state of Alabama:

Groupon Activities, LLC has collected the simplified sellers use tax on this transaction(s) for Alabama customers and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Groupon Activities, LLC’s program account number is SSU-R009877495.

For redemption code deals:

The merchant may collect sales taxes from residents of certain states when redemption codes are redeemed on the merchant's site.

The merchant may collect sales taxes from residents of certain states when redemption codes are redeemed on the merchant's site.

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