TheCompany, LLC is a Groupon type service that offers local business discounts in the form of a redeemable voucher.
I, TheCompany.com will offer a platform that businesses can make "Daily Deal" type offers that will be purchased by customers from "where-ever". My profit comes from taking a % of each transaction but keep in mind I'm not actually selling the product.
I make a commision off the sale of a product.
A customer could purchase a voucher on TheCompany.com to eat one slice of pizza for $1 at Sal's Pizzeria. The customer then presents the voucher to Sal's Pizzeria and receives the slice of pizza.
The Kinds of Questions I Have:
- Do I need to include sales tax as a part of that transaction?
- Can I make Sal's Pizzeria responsible for managing that on their own?
- If the customer was out of state, how do taxes change?
- If the customer was in state, but purchased a voucher from a business out of state, how do taxes change?
- Do I need a state business lisence for every state that participates in TheCompany.com?
My Main Concern:
This is intended to be a scalable solution. TheCompany.com platform has an expectation for growth that will reach businesses and customers nationally over time. I do not want to worry about tax laws in the event that customers buy or use vouchers from different states.