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Software Sales Tax in California 🇺🇸

How do I solve my tax liability?
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Sales Tax Rate
Taxable Goods
Highest Penalty

How likely am I to get caught for owing sales tax in California?

Unlikely. The sale of digital goods, software and SaaS products is not currently taxable in California.

Is SaaS taxable in California?

No. You don't owe tax for the sale of cloud software subscriptions to customers in California.

Are software downloads taxable in California?

No. You don't owe tax for the sale of software downloads to customers in California.

Are eBooks taxable in California?

No. You don't owe tax for the sale of eBooks to customers in California.

Are digital downloads taxable in California?

No. You don't owe tax for the sale of digital downloads to customers in California.

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How to become sales tax compliant globally 🗺

Three Routes to Compliance for SaaS Executives

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How can Paddle help?

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