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I am a printer located in Allegheny county but I have several clients in different counties. Do I charge them sales tax for my location or theirs?

Full Question: I am a printer located in Allegheny county, I have several clients in different counties. Do I charge them sales tax for Allegheny county, or the sales tax rate according to what county my customer is located?

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoThe state of Pennsylvania is considered an Origin state for sales tax purposes. What this means is that for sales that occur wholly within the state of Pennsylvania (regardless of whether the customer picks up the order, you deliver it or you ship it), the tax rate that applies is the rate where the order is accepted and processed. If all this happens within Allegheny county, then you need to charge the Allegheny local tax on these orders. If the order is shipped outside of Pennsylvania, you should not collect Pennsylvania tax. If you have nexus and are registered in the delivery state, then you would have a potential tax collection responsibility in that state.

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