Drop Shipping from US to US for non US residents?

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I'm looking at opening an online store that drop ships from California to the USA only. The supplier in California will charge me sales tax unless I give them my US tax number.

I am not based in the US nor am I a US citizen.

Do I have to pay sales tax/vat in the US to dropship from within the US to the US?
#drop #residents #shipping
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Without a sales tax ID, you are shifting the burden of tax collection onto the supplier, who may have sales tax nexus in many states. A sales tax resale certificate gives them the ability to sell to you without having to worry about sales tax and which orders to collect it from.

    Frankly, you are lucky to even get an account because most suppliers will not even talk to someone who does not have a resale certificate. They have better things to do with their time than worry about who to collect sales tax from. That's why we recommend setting up an LLC in the USA if you are going to buy and sell from the states. It makes getting suppliers much easier.
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