Sales Tax question.

Question

Background: We are a UK Ltd company buying goods only from US suppliers and selling them only in the US via amazon.com.

Nothing is imported or exported, it all happens in the US.
We pay tax in the UK on our profits and are not registered for VAT.

1. When we are invoiced by our US supplier they do not charge us sales tax – is this correct?

2. We do not collect sales tax on each item sold in the US as we do not have a nexus (physical presence) in the US. I know sales tax is a state thing and the rules are a bit of a moving target. We do have our stock based in amazon’s warehouses which some states determine as nexus, basically it is all very complicated. Is there anything I should be doing currently or is it ok to continue not collecting sales tax as we are?

Answer

Not sure if this previous article will help?

http://opentoexport.com/questions/online-drop-shipping-in-the-usa/

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