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Merchant Services Sales Tax - US States


sandeep dhall
14 Points
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How do different states treat Sales tax on the products we sell.. Are we considered SAAS (software as service) or Digital products... Please help me understand how you define the tax to be charged onn individual products. Please help so that I can ask the right questions to the state officials. Thanks

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Kathleen M
3 Points
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Joined: 2 years ago

Great question!

KarenKent
49 Points
Posts: 10
Joined: 2 years ago

From my experience you can have different taxes by county, city, state, provinces etc.. I use avatax from Avalara because they provide auto updated tax rates for any location. Trying to update rates manually is time consuming.

Bill
50 Points
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It is my impression that if you use the Vendasta payment portal, that would address any tax questions. I will double check to see if my assumption is correct and report back to this thread.

Hashim
655 Points
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Hi Sandeep, in the payment portal you can adjust the tax rate. The tax rate should reflect the law of the state. Your local accountant will be best source to help you navigate the taxation laws.