Global digital services: a tax compliance guide
If you are a digital business, there are now more than 80 tax authorities worldwide applying tax at destination. Legislative changes in the United States first introduced in 2018 allow individual States to levy sales tax on out-of-state vendors (including non-US vendors). This means that businesses will be paying more taxes to a growing number of tax authorities, year on year.
The changes are due to the rise of internet retail and a consequent fall in tax revenue from domestic bricks and mortar sales. To replace this lost revenue, tax authorities are increasingly moving to tax models based on the location of the customer rather than the physical location of the business selling.
This guide helps you understand the practical issues involved in incorporating destination-based taxation rules into your business operations.