U.S. Tax Implications for European Businesses

Whether you have a physical presence in the U.S., sell remotely or are planning to expand into the U.S. market, the complexities of U.S. tax pose an enormous regulatory challenge.

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U.S. sales and use tax is extremely complex. It involves a network of locations, tax types, rates and exceptions with numerous variations. A background in European VAT will do little to prepare you for the complexities of the U.S. indirect tax environment. It’s therefore vital that all businesses operating in the U.S. equip themselves with the knowledge and tools capable of meeting the compliance challenge.

Check out the resources we’ve created to help you decipher the U.S. tax environment, ensuring compliance and success within the U.S. market.

Navigating the Complex U.S. Tax Environment

The U.S. tax environment is vastly different from that of Europe. Tax technology can help businesses stay tax compliant, prevent audits and avoid reputational damage.

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Furthermore, a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States of America in South Dakota v. Wayfair means that online retailers may be required to collect tax on out-of-state transactions. Unlike other changes in U.S. sales tax legislation, this ruling could pose significant challenges for non-U.S. retailers that currently sell remotely into the U.S., bringing the complexity closer to home.

Pass or Fail: How Will European Online Sellers Fare on this Post-Wayfair Quiz?

Here's a pop quiz for tax professionals in Europe-based companies that sell online to consumers in other European Union (EU) countries.

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What are the Next Steps for Europe?

The Wayfair decision represents a historic shift in how U.S. states can require remote sellers throughout the world to register for sales tax, charge the tax and start filing local sales tax returns.

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The world is changing, e-commerce, our type of business, is changing. Taxation is changing. Compliance is changing.

Okko Koorn
Senior Finance Officer
Bright Computing

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