As the owner of an ecommerce business that works in the US, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of US corporate taxes. A growingly important and complex area of tax for ecommerce businesses in the US is Sales Tax.
Earlier this year a Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc (https://bambridgeaccountants.com/uk-tax-1/2018/7/6/changes-to-taxes-on-retailers-in-us-levelling-the-playing-field) has allowed states the ability to charge out-of-state retailers-, such as ecommerce businesses, a tax on sales from customers within their state. Therefore, retailers are still required to charge customers a sales tax even if they do not own a physical store or warehouse within the state. This ruling was made in a direct effort to clamp down on the tax exemptions of online retailers.
Note: U.S. retail businesses, including ecommerce businesses, are only required to collect sales tax on goods sold. There is no requirement to collect taxes on raw materials and sales made on nonprofits.
It is likely that this will make the calculations of taxes for ecommerce businesses that operate on a multi-state level much more complex. This is because different states have sales-tax rates and therefore income will be taxed and different rates depending on the state.
As an American citizen living abroad, you can have a number of tax obligations to the IRS. One of them being filing an annual Federal and State Tax return, alongside submitting an FBAR. The major US tax deadlines are listed below:
As a US citizen you have many tax obligations, such as reporting all foreign income and filing a federal tax return. We are regularly contacted by US expatriates based across the globe that are considering renouncing their citizenship. When you renounce your citizenship you are no longer expected to declare your worldwide income to the IRS. However, there are a number of reasons why renouncing your citizenship is not always the best decision as a US expatriate.
The MET Gala, formally call the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The proceeds of the event are mostly used to fund the museums exhibitions, acquisitions and capital movements.
The US expat community had huge press coverage last week; over 300 accidental Americans residing in France have filed a class act again banks that uphold the FATCA, citing discrimination. The act has been triggered by the accidental Americans difficulty receiving loans and opening bank accounts, due to FATCA.
A Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) is a form that must be filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) In order to report foreign financial accounts.
If you have made energy saving alterations to your home during 2017, you are able to claim costs of the alterations on a Form 5695.
As an American living abroad it is essential that you stay in like with your US tax obligations in order to avoid unnecessary penalties and stress. This article offers a guide on what documents American Expats need in order to file their US expat tax returns. These documents are not only necessary to finalize your US expat tax return, but also to protect yourself in the event of an Audit from the IRS.
As a American living in the UK it is normal and expected to become homesick from time-to-time. While the Americans and English have many similarities in terms of lifestyle and interests, there are always going to be some differences that are likely to make any American feel slightly homesick.
Britain may well have one of the best tea selections in the work, however many Americans wake up craving nothing but an an omelet and a hot cup of filtered coffee.
Below we have put together a guide on London’s top spots for any homesick American living in the London:
Under the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2010, the energy efficient appliance credit was modified and extended. This means that tax credit can be claimed for each type of qualified energy efficient appliance produced by the taxpayer during the 2011 calendar year ending with or within the taxpayer’s taxable year.
As an SME in the Creative Industry in the United States, they are eligible to certain tax reliefs. Like all SME’s in the US, an enterprise is eligible to a tax deduction for qualifying charitable donations.