Online sales tax seems overly complicated. From what I've read, it seems like most states collect sales tax if your company has a physical presence; however, location on both ends is badly defined:
On the company side,
- If your company is registered in a state (say Delaware), but have no physical presence, does this count this state apply?
- If you rent servers or colo servers, does this count as physical presence?
On the purchase side,
- What does the purchase location entail? Is this the state of the server which made the transaction, the final shipping location, the location that the credit card was issued, or the current location of the purchaser?
Also, is there a chart somewhere that has the updated tax information by state?