Why Am I Being Charged Sales Tax On My Order? Valisa R. August 10, 2017 19:57 Updated Joesnewbalanceoutlet.com is owned by New Balance Athletics, Inc. If New Balance does business in your state, we are required to charge sales tax on orders shipping to you. Joe's New Balance Outlet does not benefit from the amount of sales tax that you are required to pay to your state. Sales tax is calculated based on the shipping address.