Buy Direct from McNeel, or Reseller?

I’m now in charge of coordinating the purchase of a Rhino license for the company I’m working for. I’ve never been the one to purchase at any of my past companies; I’ve always just sat down and had Rhino up and running.

What is the difference between buying the license directly from McNeel, and buying from a local reseller?

No difference in the license; if you have a good local reseller, buying from them supports their business…

There may be a tax benefit to buying from Mcneel (or an american reseller) vs. local. Depending how many seats you’re talking about 12% sales tax could be substantial.