Global ecommerce sales tax, VAT, et al strategies

Shopify Partner
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I am really having a difficult time choosing a sales tax application for our global ecommerce store. Research on two of the main apps in the Shopify App Store resulted in a lot of negative findings. Additionally, the one app that Shopify directly recommends is, according to one of its salesmen, sunsetting their current Shopify app. The alternative offered by them would cost us over $600 just to get set up to do California's taxes! Reviews on credible sites indicate poor support, and non-transparent practices.

This was also posted on the Apps board, as I would love an automated software solution if possible.

I'm interested in what you actual store owners do if you are operating global ecommerce Shopify stores, your strategies and tools.  Or should I just go to a CPA who handles international ecommerce?  Can I use one app for the USA, and another for VAT et al for the rest of the world?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Shopify Partner
176 11 25


You can use multiple apps for different markets . It is also possible to set up your Shopify markets so that you can VAT inclusive pricing if needed. In more complicated cases we also could suggest that you may use a mirror store (parallel store with redirecting app) for different markets if the tax settings should be totally different from the US tax rules. 

We can provide comprehensive help for EU /UK situations. Have a look at


Yours , 

Rostislav - the best EU and UK VAT compliance solution.