Yes. Tickpick doesn’t like service fees, and we also don’t like taxes. Unfortunately, some states do legally require that we collect a predetermined sales tax for all ticket purchases made on not just TickPick, but every single other ticket site out there. Bear in mind that in this case, taxes ≠ service fees.
What states charge a sales tax?
TickPick is currently charging a sales tax in Idaho, Louisiana and West Virginia.
How is sales tax on tickets calculated?
Sales tax is calculated depending on both the state in which the event is being held, as well what type of event it is (sports vs. concerts vs. theater). For example, a ticket to an MLB game in Texas may have a slightly different sales tax percentage applied to the total price than a ticket for an MLB game held in Georgia. Additionally, the sales tax applied may vary based on the type of event that the ticket is for. For example, a concert ticket may have a different sales tax on it than a ticket for an NFL game.
Keep in mind that TickPick only applies these taxes because the laws say we have to, and we will never charge our customers those ridiculous service fees that our competitors charge as a means to increase their profits.