Tax Calculation - I make drop shipping - My company is in Germany -

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I am neither a US resident nor own a retail store/company in US.
I have a company in Germany.
I want to make dropshipping for tshirts.
What kind of tax should I choose ?
Should I choose the state of dropshipping company, since the products are produced there ?
Who receives the tax, when customer pays it ?
Does shopify receive it and forwards it to the tax agency or do I receive it any have to transfer it to tax agency?

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Hi there!

My name is John and I'm a Guru here at Shopify!

Thanks for taking the time to ask here on our merchant forums about your tax requirements.

While we provide the tools you need in your admin to apply relevant tax rates correctly to your products or shipping, we can't actually give advice on local taxation requirements in a given jurisdiction.

Our advice here will always be to consult a tax expert in your region to ensure you are calculating and applying any relevant taxation for your store.

A good place to start learning more might be some government tax sites, like this German one, though from my limited experience with German taxation it would be especially useful to consult with a dedicated tax expert there!

Best of luck with everything here!

Don | Social Care @ Shopify 
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