Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FAQ: International Shipments

If you ship out of a state, it really doesn't matter if you're shipping from Missouri across the Mississippi River to Illinois or a little further to Australia. The fact remains that you've shipped out of Missouri. Therefore, based on this golden rule and this golden rule, Missouri tax doesn't apply. You might have to worry about Australia taxes, but that's not my problem.

Conversely, if you're in Australia and you ship to Missouri, and if you have nexus in Missouri, the Missouri taxes will apply, even if you're a loonnggg way away in the land down-under.

Sales Tax Guy
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