How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit

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Quick Reference

One of the most common permits a business will need to register for is a sales tax permit.  Any business selling products and offering certain services will need to register with their state in order to legally sell and collect sales taxes.  Depending on the state, this permit may be called a sales tax license, seller’s permit, retail certificate or sales tax number but refers to the same thing. 

Getting a Sales Tax Permit

Every state is slightly different, but the general process is to visit the Department of Revenue or similarly named state taxing agency, find the correct form and provide information about your business. The process is occasionally combined with the state business registration, but is a quick process in most states.  

Click on your state below to learn more about how to get a sales tax permit.  

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