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We have nexus in FL and HQ in CO. Do we collect sales tax on FL drop ship orders?

Full Question: We have nexus (sales person in Fl) in Florida and we are HQ in Parker, Colorado. Do we collect sales tax from our customers that are not located in Florida but drop shipping their order to Florida?

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Diane Yetter photoIf you have nexus in a state and have registered to collect sales tax, you are required to collect sales tax on all taxable sales delivered into that state. If you are drop shipping goods to your customer's end customer and your customer is reselling the goods, you may be able to use their home state resale certificate which will be recognized by FL as long as the goods are not originating from within FL. If you are shipping goods from CO into FL on behalf of your customer, and your customer has provided you with a resale certificate from their state, you should be able to exempt the transaction into FL. If however, your customer has not provided you with any type of resale exemption documentation for any state, you should collect tax on all shipments of taxable goods into FL.

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