Originally Posted by Carcharhinus
How about if I make a sale online to the US? I'm in the UK and if I wanted to sell to the US, I'd have to pay US taxes? I'm pretty confused.
You wouldn't be beholden to US tax law and so would not be required to collect sales tax for any state in the US, however technically I beleive any goods sold to someone in the US from another country would be subject to duty tax and customs has the right to hold onto a package from another country and investigate wether duty tax should apply to it. In fact most countries have this policy, and the US seems to actually be the most lax about it. I had another business some time ago and I got tired of the hassles from customs in Canada and the UK, they often held my packages for up to a month and my customers would complain but there was nothing I could do about it so I just stopped shipping internationally, it was just too much of a nightmare. I know others claim to never have those problems, all I can say is I sure did.