If I sell In App Purchases ANDROID to US customers from outside USA do I have to pay income tax to USA.Google already taxes a 30% cut.

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    Please add more details and elaborate your question with real examples. In general, US Sourced Income will need to pay taxes to IRS but a US customer is not a source of income.
    – Abs
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 15:02
  • If I launch an app on play store US customers may buy In App Purchases from my app. After this Google will remit slaes tax in US and also take a 30% cut and pay me. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 5:57
  • In this case should I pay through IRS. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 5:58
  • I am currently not residing in US and have never been there. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 6:15
  • Anyone please answer. Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 6:16

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No, you will not have to pay income tax to the US if you aren't a tax resident of the US. You likely will have to pay income tax in the country you live and/or your country of citizenship.


You know, the whole Idea around the payment services like Google store, Apple store, ShareIt, ... is to save you all the hassle of international taxation. You get you money from google India and google resales your products, with correct taxation (VAT, mainly) to the customers around the world. You only have to worry about the correct declaration of your income in India.

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