Sales Tax

Why does your site charge tax in states that you do not have a branch location? 

Modern Builders Supply, Inc. has three business units - a distribution business with multiple distribution centers plus 1 Central Distribution hub.  We distribute building products in the following states:  Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky.  We also manufacture under the brand name of Polaris Windows & Doors, which produces vinyl windows, steel and fiberglass entry doors, that we sell in multiple states.

Because we sell and deliver products outside of our branch network in the additional states listed below, we have what is called nexus in those states. Nexus requires by law, Modern Builders Supply, Inc. to collect sales taxes in those states for our third business unit - our Online Store.


The following are the states that we are required to collect sales tax:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

If you are a tax exempt customer, please fill out the required tax exempt information form.

Any questions regarding our sales tax please contact us at