How do foreign companies pay tax for e-commerce?

Please see the following example:

Company A based offshore sells products over the internet to the USA. There is no address in the USA but the web server is leased from a usa company. Mainly USA customers order goods that are packed overseas and duty is pre paid. Does this company have to pay taxes in the US?

What if a fullfillment contract is set up with a USA company to send the goods out and handle return orders. Will the fullfillment company be responsible for us tax if it is not owned by Company A?

Any help would be appreciated because these laws are crazy!

A good experienced professional with international tax experience face to face to help and give you advice about and how to handle these tax matters correctly and completely before they would become bigger tax problems at some future time in your life OK.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 07/11/2013

3 Responses to “How do foreign companies pay tax for e-commerce?”

  1. Bostonian In MO says:

    A foreign company with no physical presence in the US does not pay US income taxes even if they deal exclusively with US customers.

    A US fulfillment company pays taxes in the US on its profits, regardless of the source.
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  2. tro says:

    if the company derives income from US sources they will report that income as a foreign taxpayer
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  3. Bobbie says:

    A good experienced professional with international tax experience face to face to help and give you advice about and how to handle these tax matters correctly and completely before they would become bigger tax problems at some future time in your life OK.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 07/11/2013
    References :

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