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Hello everyone,


I have some doubts regarding taxes. I am registered as a sole prop in Ontario, Canada,


1. If I sell in different provinces of Canada, do I have to take tax according to provinces or 13% is the one which I have to apply to every province.

2. If I want to sell to other countries in the world, what taxes should I take? especially USA, UK, New Zealand and Australia. I have tried reading topics from different pages, but couldn't get an information.

3. How can you sell manual taxes on Shopify, I have tried this but when I go to different countries it is asking me to provide the tax or gst number of that country?


any help is appreciated.

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hello, @theleatherstore.


Thank you for reaching out and posting this question!


Due to the varying regulations between countries, states/provinces, and cities, we aren't able to provide any legal tax advice. Instead, we'd encourage consulting with your local tax authorities or a tax professional to verify that you charge your customers the correct taxes, and to ensure that you file and remit your taxes correctly. We've also got a couple of guides that can help you out, such as Canadian taxes and Registration-based taxes in Canada, the latter of which touches on whether or not you should register for a tax number. 


I noticed that you're a new member of our Shopify Community! Once you've addressed the tax concerns with a local tax professional, I'd love to hear more about your business and share some resources to help you get started! What kinds of products are you selling? Do you have a marketing plan prepared for your store?


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Shopify Partner
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Hi there,


Indeed, setting up taxes can be a complex process, especially when it comes to getting the right information. The best advice is to always check in with your local tax authority to ensure you have correct and up-to-date information.


In the meantime, feel free to check out our tax guide for Canadian stores to get you in the right direction!