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    Choosing server location (Amazon tax/Sales tax)
    We need to have our servers moved and I have number of locations to choose from:
    1. Georgia
    2. Texas
    3. New Jersey
    4. California
    I'm just wondering what location would less affect us in terms of Amazon Tax and Sales Tax (Texas for instance considers hosting as physical presence and requires to collect sales tax). Thanks!
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    Where your servers are located has no bearing on Nexus laws. It's where you hang your hat everyday that counts.

    But for practicality, it's often best to get a server that is more centrally located to your traffic - IE: Servers in teh UK would typically be faster to respond for visitors in the UK/parts of Europe while slower for North American visitors...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Where your servers are located has no bearing on Nexus laws. It's where you hang your hat everyday that counts.
    Looks like Texas government doesn't think this way :-/

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    Actually anything that constitutes a physical presence, whether servers, staff, warehouse, etc., can create nexus, not just in Texas, but in other states as well.
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    If that is indeed true, then I sit corrected.

    would like to see an example.

    What a bunch of hooey...
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    Unfortunately a lot of those decisions come when the passed law goes through the "interpretation" process, so while you won't see the wording in the actual law, subsequent interpretation brings a whole new layer of trouble. So not fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrooks - AffiliateWindow View Post
    Unfortunately a lot of those decisions come when the passed law goes through the "interpretation" process, so while you won't see the wording in the actual law, subsequent interpretation brings a whole new layer of trouble. So not fun!

    So no examples then? Just your subsequent interpretation?

    Here's a kicker - what about cloud hosting?
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    FYI, Texas back pedaled on this issue. They passed the law, realized that this adversely affected some really big Texas businesses including Rackspace and Softlayer, then passed another bill to undo the stupidity. Details here:

    Texas House Bill 1841: Hosting and Taxes | SoftLayer Blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by isellstuff View Post
    FYI, Texas back pedaled on this issue. They passed the law, realized that this adversely affected some really big Texas businesses including Rackspace and Softlayer, then passed another bill to undo the stupidity. Details here:

    Texas House Bill 1841: Hosting and Taxes | SoftLayer Blog
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