US taxes

When you've determined where in United States you need to charge tax, you can set your Shopify store to automatically manage the tax rates you charge to your customers. You can set up tax overrides for products that have special tax rates.

Shopify helps to automate charging sales taxes, but Shopify doesn't remit or file your taxes for you. When you know where you're responsible for charging taxes, you can follow this guide to make sure that you've configured your Shopify store to charge the correct rates. It's your responsibility to check with US state tax authorities and/or a tax professional to make sure that you charge your customers the correct sales tax rates, and to make sure you file and remit your taxes correctly.

In the United States, the sales tax you should charge can be affected by several factors:

  • The location your product is shipped from
  • The location your product is shipped to
  • Where you're registered to collect tax
  • Item taxability
  • Buyer exemptions

For most merchants, the most important considerations are where they're obliged to register to collect tax, and where they ship from and ship to. To learn more about tax registrations, refer to Tax nexus, and for more information on how your shipping affects your tax rates, refer to Origin states and destination states.

If you need information about 1099-K forms and you use Shopify Payments, then refer to Tax reporting.

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