Sales tax on sales to US

We sell electronically supplied services to the US. Do we need to charge and collect US state tax?

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We sell electronically supplied services to the US from the UK.   We have no presence in the US.   We have a W8-BEN-E.   

Do we need to charge and collect US state taxes? 
 

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By David Ex
15th Apr 2024 22:23

You’ve been asking for free professional advice for more than 10 years and you’ve not engaged at all with responses to your recent questions. [EDIT: actually to the majority of your questions]

Is there some reason you don’t want to pay for professional advice?

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By jcace
15th Apr 2024 22:46

I don't believe there is a straightforward YES or NO answer to this... it may very well depend on where in the USA your customer is, as different states can apply different rules and definitions of digital services as well as different rates of sales tax. You would do best to seek specialist advice.

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By katieq
15th Apr 2024 22:53

Thanks for your reply.

We actually pay many thousands in professional advice - I just usually find this forum an extremely useful source of initial guidance.

Apologies.

And more apologies for not engaging with previous respondees.

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By lionofludesch
16th Apr 2024 11:22

katieq wrote:

Thanks for your reply.

We actually pay many thousands in professional advice - I just usually find this forum an extremely useful source of initial guidance.

Apologies.

And more apologies for not engaging with previous respondees.

Apart from your own queries, it would be nice if you took time to respond to the queries of others.

Perhaps you have knowledge to pool.

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By katieq
16th Apr 2024 12:38

Thank you - will try to do so

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By paul.benny
16th Apr 2024 08:51

Who are your customers?

In general, B2C sales are potentially in scope for sales taxes and B2B outside scope. To disapply sales taxes, customers must provide an exemption form.

I can't comment on whether e-services are in scope for sales tax, although I would have thought Google would be able to tell you.

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