Thanks for the response and looking into that.
To be honest, my main questions are related to tax and Nexus.
I thought there must be some NZ based people in a similar situation to myself who have been through this already.
My main questions are:Is my home state the state of the mailing address I used for my EIN?
Assuming yes, then that would make it New York State. When I look at the ST-120 form for resale exemption it asks if I am required to pay tax in New York State, or other. Here I've read conflicting information. One source says I should use my NZ GST number as I am based here. But another says, as I have an EIN and mailing address in New York, I should use that. Which would appear to mean applying to be a New York State Vendor. I did find this guide on Link hidden: Login to view
, but still none the wiser.Are there an NZ based drop-shippers who can shed light on this? Do I need to apply as tax vendor in the US?
Finally, I will be selling to customers all over the US, from different drop shippers, each of which may have their own nexus. This would imply that the tax calculation will be different in every case and could only be determined at sale time. This would seem to be a lot of work and something that would surely put off most small time dropshippers.
Given how many people make a living, or part time income from dropshipping, I get the feeling I must be missing something; over complicating things.Is this so???