In order to comply with certain local laws, Wish is required to collect merchants’ country/region of domicile.
Country/region of domicile will be used by governments for different legal purposes. Specifically, it is typically used to determine your tax liabilities. For example, some countries may impose different VAT remittance and reporting obligations when exporting to those countries based on your country of domicile.
Domicile is distinct from citizenship in that it is possible to change your domicile without the permission of any government authority. However, many governments expect you to take positive steps to change your citizenship through their naturalization process.
Similar to the country of residence, everyone must have a country of domicile. However, unlike the country of residence, you may have only one country of domicile, and you must choose your country of domicile based on your circumstances according to your local laws.
Below are guidelines on how to determine your Country of Domicile. Please note that these may differ depending on local laws.
- For an individual merchant, the country/region of domicile is a country or place where you have a fixed or legal address or permanent residence (home) and to which you intend to return if currently residing elsewhere.
- For an incorporated business merchant, the country/region of domicile is a country or state of incorporation or registration of a firm where it has its legal address or registered office, or which is considered by law as the center of its corporate affairs.