Sales Tax on Gumroad
Before selling on Gumroad, you should speak to your tax attorney or accountant to ask them what your liability may be for selling on Gumroad. You can direct them to our Term of Service for a better understanding of how we operate legally.
Gumroad is generally the seller of record on all sales made to your customers. That means that we are generally required to charge and remit sales tax, and you are not responsible for it. Unless we are required by law to add sales tax to digital products, we do not. To simplify things:
If you live in the U.S.A.
We do not add sales tax to digital products. All we can do is help you calculate sales tax on sales to the states where you have nexus.
What does this mean?
You set a state that you have "nexus" in, in your Settings menu, and when you make sales to that state, we calculate how much you owe the state in sales tax.
Where can I see that information?
You go to your Customers tab and export a CSV. Here's how to do that.
If you live in the E.U.
Don't worry about sales tax. At all. You are not responsible for sales taxes on sales of digital products to the EU, the US, or anywhere else on earth.
If your product is sold to a customer in the E.U., Gumroad does charge and remit VAT on digital items sold, because we are technically the seller on record. You are not responsible for it.
One more time for the people in the back: You. Are. Not. Responsible. For. Charging. Or. Reporting. VAT.
We do not charge or remit VAT on physical products sold to customers in the E.U. You can learn more about our VAT dealings here.
If you have questions about how to report your income, please speak to an accountant or tax attorney.
If you live in Canada
We do not calculate or remit Canadian sales tax, nor are we planning on adding this feature anytime soon. Sorry.
If you live in Australia
We do allow you to charge GST if you've specified the percentage in your 'Settings' menu. However, Gumroad does not automatically remit GST on your behalf. You are responsible to report and pay all GST charges to the ATO (Australian Taxation Office).
If you live in India
We do automatically charge and remit GST if you've specified in your Settings menu that you need to charge it.
If you live anywhere else not previously mentioned...
We do not calculate or remit sales tax for your country or region, sorry.