Understanding US tax requirements

Taxes in the US are different to what you might be used to in Europe
Marketplace-Facilitator legislation requires Amazon to collect, remit, and refund Sales Tax on your behalf, based on the destination of the order. How this is implemented in each State can be found here. There may still, however, be States which require you to register and file for other types of taxes.

It is your responsibility to understand your US tax obligations. If you are unsure of your obligations or need support, you can speak to an accountant or a tax advisor, which you can find on the Service Provider Network on your Seller Central.

These Providers can help you understand your tax liabilities, support with tax registration and submit tax filings in any States which require you to do so. Alton, AVASK and Mercatorz all offer free initial consultations to help you understand your specific US tax liabilities and may offer discounts to new clients.
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Establishing Your Legal Entity

As a European business, you may not be required to form a US company to sell your products there. Depending on the specifics of your business and your sales strategy, however, it may be advantageous to do so. Generally, there are two approaches as a foreign business selling in the US:

1. Establish a US-based entity (such as an LLC) and sell products through that entity.

2. Sell products directly from your European-based entity to customers in the US.
You should carefully consider your options and seek professional advice to make the best tax decisions for your business as Amazon cannot provide tax advice. You can find trusted tax advisors to support you with your questions and making these decisions on the Service Provider Network.
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Finding a tax advisor on the Service Provider Network (SPN)

Step 2

Input your country of origin and destination store, e.g. UK and USA, selecting Taxes as the service.

Step 3

Choose your tax advisor from the Providers listed.

Step 4

Submit a request to be contacted, ensuring your contact details are correct.

Step 5

Providers should respond to your request via email or phone within 48 hours.

Recommended tax advisors on the
Service Provider Network

The Amazon Global Selling team works closely with a cohort of tax providers to ensure that the quality of service that you receive is of a high standard. They recommend Alton, AVASK and Mercatorz - found on this page. Each of these offer a free initial consultation. Should you wish to work with another provider, you can find alternatives on the Service Provider Network.

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