A seller's permit is a sales tax ID number that is required if you are buying or selling mercandise or prepared food wholesale, selling retail, providing services ( some, such as personal services) or leasing equipment. Holding a seller's permit allows you to issue resale certificates to wholesale suppliers
A seller's permit may also be called a "resale permit, resell permit, permit license, reseller permit, reseller number, resale ID, state tax ID number, reseller license permit," privelege license, or certificate of authority.
Some states also require seller's permits for those selling not just tangible goods but also services. The seller's permit means that you agree to pay sales tax on any taxable sales, and you will usually be issued a state tax ID number in order to do so.
A seller's permit is not a resale certificate, resale certificates are issued by a buyer to suppliers in order to allow the buyer to buy items without paying taxes. A resale certificate is actually an one page certificate with the business information that includes the seller's permit number.
You may also need a temporary seller's permit if you do an one time event sale out of state, holding a garage sale or selling out of state ( some states require you to charge taxes and remit it to them even if you are a seller in another state. Nevertheless, the seller's permit is used to collect taxes in your state and buy wholesale from any state.
Finally, a seller's permit is not a business permit because a seller's permit is a sales tax ID and a business permit is a business general tax registration based on other requirement such as location, gross income and number of employees as well as business operation conditions such as hygiene or fire hazzard.
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.