I am starting a luxury handbag company but I need help figuring out shipping solutions and sales tax/VAT. My situation is a bit complicated, I incorporated my business in Pennsylvania while I was at my family's home but have recently moved to Malta.
My handbags are made in Spain at a small workshop. I am trying to figure out the best way to ship my products to my future customers.
Questions on Shipping: 1. Would it be best to ship all my bags to my location in Malta and then separately ship out orders as they come in? 2. Should I set up a partnership with a shipment fulfillment center in Spain? 3. Should I set up a partnership with a shipment fulfillment center in the US?
Questions on Sales Tax/VAT:
- If I ship my bags directly from Spain, what would I charge my customer in VAT?
- How do I figure out the VAT and sales tax charges for leather handbags?
- Can I charge my US customers in euros if they buy it on Shopify?
TLDR; my company is in the US, I’m a US citizen, resident in Malta, leather bags made in Spain. What are my sales tax/VAT for customers in the US and Europe? What are the best shipping solutions to distribute my bags?