I'm in Southern California operating as a sole proprietor working from home. I sell computer programs online and these are digital items that are emailed and not shipped.
I'm using Shopify to process all of my Credit Card payments. I have a recent credit card transaction to a customer in Merced, which is in Northern California. Please see the attached pic to show how the taxes were charged.
|California Department of Tax and Fee Administration||Hybrid||No||Yes|
Special tax rules
California uses a mixture of origin and destination sourcing rules. State, county and city taxes are based on the origin of the purchase (the seller), but district taxes are based on the destination (the buyer).
Here's the link to this info: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/taxes/us/us-tax-reference#california
My store is set up as Hybrid.
I'm wondering why Shopify is charging city and county taxes based on the buyer's location? Quickbooks does not like this and when I try to correct it it's giving me warnings. I think Shopify is not collecting the taxes correctly, but I'm not 100% certain. Please help clarify this. Thanks!