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4:03 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello, I'm thinking of hosting my website with some major company, probabaly based in the US. So far, I've been hosting all of my sites elsewhere. And there's one thing that's bothering me: taxes, or rather: will having a site hosted in the US qualify as an US activity?

I found this help article at Adsense Help Center. It seems to state clearly that owing a hosting service in the US is an US activity. But then below it says:

"Generally, utilizing an unrelated third-party US web hosting service to host your web pages, renting web servers that are located in the US from an unrelated third party, or having your payment sent to a US Post Office Box or mail forwarding address, do not of themselves constitute US Activities."

I'm confused, probably because I'm not even sure what is meant by "third-party US web hosting service".

Any suggestions very appreciated,
Storm

4:44 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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As I understand hosting in US would not be US activity unless you are hosting on your own server in US. Hosting on rented server is ok. But i may be wrong.
4:57 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

My understanding is the same as joelgreen's.

The only servers that I *own* are in the UK, where my businesses are located. I rent servers in several other countries including the US, and do not believe that such rental creates any "US activity" for tax and accounting purposes.

Rgds

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4:59 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Website hosted in the US = US activity?

If you are thinking in terms of that tax issues then answer is NO

5:18 pm on Mar 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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OK. Thanks all for your reponses. I think I get it now:)
 

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