I live in Lisbon -> Selling to EUA

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Hey guys,

I imagine that this topic it's saturated,but i can't find the proper information.

I live in Lisbon,Portugal (Europe) and for now i will only sell to the USA. I never done this before,and i'm tryng to learning more and more,and you guys, had being amazing. Numb questions:

I really need to charge rates for every US state? Could i go ahead without that taxes definied?

Thank you so much.

I'm so lost with this part :(

Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @sofcastro!

Julie here, from Shopify Support.


It's great to hear that you're considering how to set up taxes on your store. This is something that can often be overlooked so I'm glad you're doing your due diligence.


While Shopify gives you the ability to charge sales tax in the United States, whether or not you are required to collect this tax if you are selling from Portugal to the United States would be something you'll need to speak with a local tax professional about, especially since tax laws vary across countries.


However, I did manage to find a tax guide for Shopify stores in Europe by Sufio. While this article doesn't provide any tax advice, you might find it useful as it does further explain how sales tax laws work when operating a Shopify store from a European country; I think you'll find it really useful. Regardless, reaching out to a local tax professional for advice would be your best course of action. I'm sure they'll be able to provide the most precise answer. 


I hope this helps! 

Julie | Social Care @ Shopify
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Shopify Partner
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Hi @Julie,


Thanks for mentioning Sufio in your response!


I just wanted to add that, in addition to the article you linked,  we have recently created a video on Setting up EU taxes in Shopify that @sofcastro might find useful:


As always, if you ever have any questions about Sufio, just get in touch with us at support@sufio.com and we will be glad to help :)


Have a great day,


Support Manager


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Thank you so much guys!

Best Regards,


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