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Paying sales tax in the US when I live in Canada

StuartSweet
Visitor
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If I live in Canada, can I register a business in Florida and collect and remit my sales tax there to meet my tax obligations? I want to sell t-shirts, and the company that will print and ship them is located there.

 

Thank you.

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Kimi
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @StuartSweet.

 

We aren't able to provide tax advice in regards to your business, so I recommend consulting with your local tax professional so that you can confirm that you'll be filing and remitting your taxes correctly.

 

From Shopify's end however, if you're planning to use Shopify Payments for your store's payment gateway, you might be eligible to use Shopify Payments US if you live outside of the country. Because Shopify Payments accounts are region specific though, there are certain conditions that will need to be met for that region. All cases will need to be reviewed by our internal tax team, and you'll need to provide documents to our team to verify that you have a physical business operations on US soil and that you have a US tax ID. If you require more information on the types of documents that is required for submission, you can get in touch with our live support team via our help centre here to discuss this further.


I'll also leave a couple of help guides below that I think you'll find useful for your situation, feel free to take a closer look at them:

Is there a particular reason that you'd like to remit your sales tax in the US, rather than in Canada?

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shivamnew
Shopify Partner
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Hi Kimi,

We from india and in india there are lot of features not enabled by shopify.

We want to start a new shopify US account with theme in built currency converter and langauge converter .also wish to ship worldwide using shopify markets and shopify payements.

what docs needed for these ,please guide us we can start the US documentation process.

 

Kimi
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
1506 168 251

Hi @shivamnew.

 

You can find the requirements and documents needed to apply for Shopify Payments US on this help guide.

 

As mentioned in my earlier reply, although businesses outside of the US may be eligible to apply for Shopify Payments US, accounts are to be individually reviewed by our internal team for eligibility. So for any specific questions about documents needed, please get in touch with our live support team via our help centre here so that we can take a closer look at your specific situation.

 

Was there any particular reason that you're wanting to apply for Shopify Payments US?

 

The reason that I ask is because a currency and language converter can be implemented to your store even without a Shopify Payments account. Most stores should now also have access to Shopify Markets, which will allow you to localise your store's content. I'll leave a few documents below for further information and help, but let me know if you need me to clarify any of the information I laid out above!

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