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What is California Proposition 65?
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as “Proposition 65” or “Prop 65,” requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, which list currently includes approximately 900 chemicals. Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.
A Proposition 65 warning does not mean that a product is in violation of any product safety standards or other requirements. Additionally, although a Proposition 65 warning is only required for products destined for California, QVC, like most retailers, does not segregate its inventory destined for California from its inventory destined for other states, which is why a product purchased and delivered to a state other than California may bear a Proposition 65 warning. For more information on Proposition 65, please visit: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
What is the California Electronic Waste Recycling Fee?
California's Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires a recycling fee be paid on applicable electronics being shipped into California. The amount of the recycling fee, assessed at the time of purchase, varies depending on the size and type of the electronics item and is determined by several agencies within the state of California. QVC adds this mandatory recycling fee to the shipping & handling charge of any applicable products shipped into California.
What is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax?
The state of North Carolina requires a disposal tax be paid on applicable appliances shipped into North Carolina. The amount of the tax is determined by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. QVC adds this mandatory disposal tax to the shipping & handling charge of any applicable products shipped into North Carolina.
Why is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax included in my shipping & handling charge?
QVC incorporates this unique tax into our shipping & handling fee to ensure the correct collection and remittance of this tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Is the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax subject to sales tax if my shipping & handling charge is taxable?
No, the North Carolina White Goods Disposal Tax is a flat tax and is not subject to further tax.