Why am I being charged tax?

In certain jurisdictions, Acorn TV is required to charge tax on our services in order to comply with state and local laws. The amount of tax charged is based on your billing address. Starting July 1, 2019, you may notice that your Acorn TV membership total charge includes tax if your billing address is in a taxing jurisdiction. When applicable, these taxes are collected by Acorn TV and are then remitted to the jurisdiction that is assessing the tax. The amount of tax you will be charged monthly or annually (depending on your membership plan) will appear on your My Account page.


Please note: If you signed up for Acorn TV through a third-party platform (e.g., Roku), your taxes (if any) are managed directly by your dedicated provider. (See “Am I charged tax if I’m billed through a third-party platform?” below.)


How is the tax amount determined?

Tax rates can vary by county, city, or state, and are based on the rates applicable at the time of your monthly or annual charge (depending on your membership plan). These amounts can change over time with local tax requirements.

 

Which states require Acorn TV to collect tax?


TAX RATES

State

Total Range

Alabama

4%-11%

Arizona

5.6%-11.2%

Arkansas

6.5%-11.5%

Colorado

2.9%-11.2%

Connecticut

6.35%

Hawaii

4%-4.5%

Illinois

6.25%-11%

Iowa

6%-8%

Kansas

6.5%-10.6%

Kentucky

5.4%-8.4%

Louisiana

4.45%-11.45%

Maine

5.5%

Minnesota

6.875%-8.375%

Mississippi

7%-8%

Nebraska

5.5%-7.5%

New Mexico

5.125%-9.0625%

North Carolina

4.75%-7.5%

Ohio

5.75%-8%

Pennsylvania

6%-8%

Rhode Island

7%

South Carolina

6%-9%

South Dakota

4.5%-6.5%

Tennessee

7%-10%

Texas

6.375%-8.25%

Utah

4.7%-8.7%

Vermont

6%-7%

Washington

6.5%-10.4%

Washington D.C.

6%

Wisconsin

5%-5.6%

Note: Tax rates and applicability are determined by local governing bodies and subject to change. Tax rates above are as of October 1, 2019.


Am I charged tax if I’m billed through a third-party platform?

Acorn TV does not manage billing or taxes for accounts that originate and are billed through third-party platforms such as Roku, iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon. If you signed up for Acorn TV through a third-party platform, you will need to refer to your respective provider for tax details relevant to your account. If you’re not sure whether your membership is billed through a third-party, visit your My Account page and check your listed payment method.