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Creating and sending customers an invoice normally involves you manually calculating the sales tax before you send it.

Sounds straightforward, until you realize how tricky it is when your customers come from all over the world. It sounds simple until you learn that each state in the US has its own tax rates.

Calculating sales tax is a major headache

The reality is calculating the sales tax is really tricky and a major headache. Doubly painful if you’re based in the US. Calculating the sales tax for US internet sellers is super complex, and depends on various things including which state you are located in and whether it’s an origin or destination based state.

A whole blog written by qualified accountants could be dedicated to trying to explain the complexities of internet sales tax in the US.

If you want to know more, here are a couple of posts that help explain the basics of US sales tax or a simple sales tax guide for online sellers.

The easy and quick way to produce professional invoices

Selz has made creating and sending professional looking invoices a painless and efficient process with our tax invoice features that automatically calculate the sales tax for the US, UK, and Australia.

For more details on creating tax invoices, head over to our help section.

You can be ready in seconds

Selz streamlines the process for your growing business so that balancing your budget and sending professional tax invoices is simple. So what are you waiting for? The longer you hesitate, the more time you’ll waste on calculating sales tax each time a customer requests an invoice.

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About the author

Geoff Austin

I talk and write a lot. Some of it about ecommerce, selling online, startups, SEO, digital marketing.

Currently, head of analytics for an automotive business in Sydney, facilitating a culture of data-driven decisions. Delivering data-based insights and intelligence.

Chauffeur to twin daughters and a pizza chef master.


  1. Geoff

    Hi Stacia, that is something that you will need to do

  2. Stacia

    Do you guys take care of Counting sales taxes? Or do I have to?

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