• Individuals or businesses that have more than one location for conducting business must obtain a seller’s permit for each location.

Taxes vary depending on the item.

Medical devices and food are taxed differently, it really depends on what you’re selling.

You can register for a seller’s permit through your state’s  Sales Tax Commission.  To help you find the appropriate offices, find your state on this IRS website.

You will need,

  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Contact information
  • Driver’s license number or passport for identification
  • Incorporation date
  • Bank account information
  • Projected monthly taxable sales

What is a resale certificate?

Resale certificates identify a business as having the right to make certain non-taxable purchases. this is different that a sellers permit.

These include wholesale items for resale and items that are purchased for use in the manufacture of products for resale. Say for instance you needed to buy ingredients to make a lotion. You would not be required to pay taxes on the ingredients but would be expected to pay taxes on the lotion once it is completed and you are selling it.

Resale certificates prevent the double collection of sales tax on products.

You can find what taxes you need to pay depending on what state you leave in. Each state has its own rules. This is important as different states will have different requirements.