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Do I need a US LLC ?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by namz123, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. namz123

    namz123 Registered Member

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    Hi guys ,

    If I am planing to launching couple of niche sites targeting mainly US customers , hosted in US , Do I need to know have a US LLC .
    I am Australian resident and have a Australian Pty Ltd Company already ?


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  2. namz123

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    Bump , Anyone !!
     
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    No you do not. You're fine :)
     
  4. Merovingin

    Merovingin Newbie

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    you would only need a u.s. llc / corp if your doing business in the u.s. OR the money your generating is held/passes through a u.s. based bank.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    He's right, the only "benefit" would be for your buyers to see that you are a USA based entity but even that means almost nothing to buyers online anymore.

    Your liability is nil and the tax ramifications appear to be the same.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    So I can just use my Australian bank to receive income via Amazon affiliates etc ? No need for US bank ???
     
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    Correct. You actually are less exposed to tax (income), civil and criminal liability by not having a business in the US. You still might be exposed to sales tax liability, but I can't be certain on that. Even if true, chances of it being enforced upon you would require an agreement between Australia and the US.
     
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