I am looking to import first shipment into the US, currently UK based.
Here in the UK we have VAT and import duty, what fees and other taxes do I need to consider when importing into the US?
Does anyone have a US based freight forwarder they can recommend?
Can someone explain or point me to something to read to explain how sales tax works in the US, i.e. what do I deduct from the sales price of an item and pay over to the government or state?
no VAT however, you will be charged import duty, based on what you import. For sales tax, you will have to register and collect sales tax in 21 states (if selling on Amazon as a pro). This is because these 21 States regard FBA sellers as having tax nexus due to the placement of Amazon Fulfilment centers in these 21 states. It’s s tedious process and some states charge for registering for a sellers permit, other don’t.
More I read about this nexus thing, more complicated it seems. Is it really necessary for international sellers to register in every single FBA state for sales tax? If so, any advices how to get started? Would be nice to hear experiences from other international FBA sellers. Thanks!
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