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Take My Money by Noel Rappin

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Calculating Taxes

The first thing to say about taxes is that they are complicated. They are more complicated than I can get into here. If you are a U.S. business, you have to deal with dozens of different state and local tax laws that are arbitrary at best. If you are an international business, the problems are compounded, and I’m sorry, but I don’t have the space to deal with those specifics here. Whether your Internet-based good or service is subject to tax law is a question for an accountant and a lawyer, not your friendly neighborhood technical author.

What I can do here is give you a sense of what using a third-party tax calculator might be like, what information the calculator might need, and how you might incorporate such a calculator ...

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