Details: I plan to sell downloadable information through passive search-engine ads, which could end up anywhere. I am hoping that US copyrights will be sufficient (can I do better?).
My unbacked assumptions include:
- Exemption from needing to collect taxes from buyers outside my state (e.g., sales tax nexus, state income tax returns, etc.).
- Exemption from needing permission from other states and countries (e.g., foreign LLC registrations, fees, etc.).
- Exemption from needing to add locale-specific things to the terms of agreement, or to the transaction (e.g., translations, specific clauses, currency options, etc.).
If possible, provide sources. I have not seen anything official. “No news” is not always “good news” because simplicity and ignorance do not always prevent punishment.
Is ecommerce essentially as easy as just getting a city business license, home-state filings, and a federal EIN —- regardless of what customs & laws other states and countries have?