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Should we collect tax for delivery address or where we know it will be installed?

Full Question: Sales tax liability for destination vs installed at location. Should we collect tax for delivery address or where we know it will be installed even if we have nothing to do with the installation (all we did was deliver it) ?

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoIn general, sales tax should be collected based on the delivery address where the seller sends or delivers the goods. If the customer moves the goods to a subsequent location, then the customer has the obligation to remit any additional use tax that might be due. If however, your company is involved in the moving of the goods to the subsequent location or with the installation, a state could hold you responsible for the ultimate delivery location tax. If you need further assistance with this matter, please feel free to contact us directly.

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