What is a Resale Certificate?
A resale certificate is part of the seller's permit. A seller's permit is a tax id number that allows you to buy wholesale from suppliers and resell what you buy retail collecting sales tax. You need the seller's permit do do both of these: buy wholesale or sell retail.
So what is the resale certificate for?
You issue a resale certificate when you want to buy wholesale from a supplier. When you do present it to the supplier, you in effect say to him or her that you certify that you hold a seller's permit number, which you enter on the certificate along with your business information.
Why does the supplier wants a resale certificate?
The supplier verifies that you hold a seller's permit and so he sells to you wholesale ( i.e., sells merchandise to you tax free).
You obtain it tax free because you will "resell," it. Thus, the name "resale".
Do I need to pay to obtain a resale certificate?
If you hire us to obtain a seller's permit, you don't have to pay for it because we provide one for free when we present you with the officially filed seller's permit.
What is a Reseller's Permit
A Reseller's permit is called "Reseller's ," because you can Resell e.g., merchandise you bought tax free (wholesale) and collect sales tax from your retail sales so you can eventually turn these sums of sales tax to the state. In addition, it functions as a wholesale permit or a seller's permit ( they are all the same license) so you can buy merchandise or anything that is subject to Reseller's tax without paying wholesale. It is another name for sales tax ID or seller's permit. If you obtain one, you will be able to buy wholesale by issuing a resale certificate with the wholesale tax number to wholesale suppliers as well as sell retail, collect sales tax and remit it quarterly to the state.
Reseller's permit vs. business permit?
A business permit is generally a business tax registration that the government issues and allows you to operate your business in your type of business, in your county, city, and state.
Which type of permit you will need and the requirements vary depending on the state however, in 99% of the cases, all businesses need a business permit also called a business license, business tax registration, or home occupation permit.
Why Does The Government Requires a Business Permit?
In addition to a flat annual fee ( usually about $50) a
business permit is required because public health can be an issue with the business ( e.g., restaurant).
How do I know which business permit I need?
When you purchase the service from us, we obtain the one that fits your type of business. In fact, if you are a home business and you need both an home occupation permit and a busines permit, we obtain both for you for the price of one.
Is a business license same as an LLC?
An LLC is the business tax structure of the business and determines your liability and tax consequenses whereas a business permit give you the right to operate your type of business at its location and jurisdiction.
Keep in mind a business permit is not specific to what you do, as for example a liquor permit. A business permit is a general business permit.
What happens if I do not have a business permit?
You will be fined and forced to obtain one otherwise the government will not let you operate your business.
We can find the applications, fill them out and register them for you in most cases.
Here is what we will do for you:
We will find out the exact permit you need, we will comlete it and file it.
We will find out exactly if you need to pay any taxes in advance ( normally, anywhere from $0 to $50 but can be more). of the license, permit, and tax registration applications that need to be completed.
In addition to a general business permit, here are the most usual required business permits:
State tax ID number ( could be a state EIN or a sales tax ID)
Health department permits ( most of the time this is part of the general business permit)
State occupational Permit
Reseller's Permit ( seller's permit)
Business operations permit ( mainly same as the general business permit)
Zoning and land use permits ( that is unusual unless it is a new building)
Fire and police department permit ( only for brick and mortar stores)
Sales tax permit ( same as a seller's permit)
Wholesale permit ( seller's permit).
Submit a form with your business information.
Select the permits you need.
Submit the form and pay for the services.
We will obtain the permit and mail and or email them to you.
All business permit also called a license, business tax registration or home occupation permit.
All wholesalers, retailers and wholesale buyers need a seller's permit.
An LLC is an legal entity structure. It will protect both your personal and business assets.
Users of a trade name, must register the name with a Doing Business As, (DBA) certificate.
First, if you using a trade name, you need to register, it. Then, your businesses must obtain a business license, and an EIN. When registering the name, you also choose the business structure because.
Anyway, you need to select legal structure as a sole propr., partnership, or LLC, Corp. Legal structure selection requires a certificate filing. For example, an LLC requires an LLC articles of organization certificate.
DBA obtainment is $39 plus state fee, Seller's Permit $39, and LLC/Corp. is $49 plus state filing fees.Most filings are done on the same day or about 1-3 days. To see LLC and Corp. click here.
You can take a short quiz and it will tell you what you need to register your business. Click on the "Quiz" link at the top of the page.
Where and How to obtain the permits
You can obtain all the permits here. As a business, you will need at least a business permit, an EIN permit, a seller's permit if you are buying / selling wholesale or selling retail, a state EIN if you are hiring and an LLC, DBA, or Corporation if you want to become a corporate entity or simply register your assumed trade firm name.
How Do I obtain a business permit for my small business?
You need to know the requirements first. For example, there are permits on the federal, state, county and city levels. For instance, hygiene related businesses must go thru the county while others thru the state only or the city. Still others, they may have to have federal permitting. Finally, keep in mind that home and online businesses need permits.
Learn more about the different permits
When starting a business and getting permits, you need to know how to fill out the business permit application. For example, some businesses must select the type of structure when filling out the permit application. Being a home business may require you to get a home occupation permit and or a business permit.
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