Shaan Patel
October 31, 2023



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Tax Implications of Owning a US LLC from Abroad


Operating a sneaker reselling business through a US Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a non-US resident can offer various advantages, but it also comes with certain tax implications. This document provides an overview of the tax considerations for individuals or businesses based in Canada and Europe who own a US LLC engaged in sneaker reselling.

Canadian Residents

US Federal Income Tax:

• Canadian residents who own a US LLC are subject to US federal income tax on their LLC's earnings.

• File a US tax return (Form 1040NR) to report and pay taxes on the LLC's income.

Canadian Taxation:

• Canada taxes its residents on their worldwide income.

• Tax credits may be available in Canada to offset US tax paid on the LLC's income due to the US-Canada tax treaty.

Provincial Taxation:

• Canadian provinces have their own tax rules. Consult with a tax professional to determine provincial tax obligations.

European Residents

US Federal Income Tax:

• European residents may be subject to US federal income tax on their US LLC's earnings.

• File a US tax return (Form 1040NR) to report and pay taxes on the LLC's income.

Tax Treaty Benefits:

• Some European countries have tax treaties with the US, which may reduce US tax liability for residents of those countries.

Home Country Taxation:

• European countries have varying tax rules regarding foreign income. Seek advice from a tax expert in your home country.

Sales Tax

Depending on the state where your LLC is registered, you may need to collect and remit sales tax on sneaker sales within the US. Each state has different rules and rates.

Incorporate your LLC

Now that you have an understanding of what owning a US entity is like, it's time for you to incorporate your very own. If you want to take your business seriously and receive countless tax benefits, feel free to begin the incorporation process by clicking here.


This document provides general information and should not be considered as tax advice. Tax laws are subject to change, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with a qualified tax professional for personalized advice tailored to your specific situation.

Author Bio

Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel is a seasoned Growth Partner with a proven track record of driving business success. With expertise in sales and networking, he excels in optimizing growth strategies and maximizing ROI. Their data-driven approach and commitment to innovation have consistently delivered impressive results, making them an invaluable asset for businesses aiming to thrive in today's competitive landscape.