While the practice of using a drop shipper is relatively simple and streamlined, the sales tax obligations vendors face is anything but simple. In fact, it can be one of the most confusing aspects of your job.
Our sales tax guru will demystify drop shipping rules and explain when you must charge sales tax, why using a drop shipper creates nexus, what key things every business should know before employing drop shippers.
Scott Peterson is Avalara’s Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations. Prior to Avalara, he was the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board - an organization devoted to making sales tax simpler and more uniform for the benefit of business. Scott also spent 10 years as the Director of the South Dakota Sales Tax Division and 12 years providing research and legal writing for the South Dakota legislature.