Seller's Permit / Resale Certificate FAQ

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A seller’s permit is a state registered and issued license number for your business that allows you to make sales in your state.

NO,  many people use the terms seller’s permit and resale certificate interchangeably, however they refer to different things.

A seller’s permit is a state registered license number which allows you to make sales in your state. Once you as an individual, for your company, has an assigned seller’s permit, you may then issue resale certificates (documenting your seller’s permit number) to your suppliers to buy items you will sell in your business operations.

Simply follow the few steps on our website by clicking on our homepage and then selecting your state.

If you have more than one place of business (located on different premises), you may need a separate permit for each location. In some instances it is possible to obtain a consolidated permit for multiple business outlets. At the time you apply for a permit, be sure to provide information for all business locations so that our office can help you obtain the correct type of permit.

First, you must apply for a Seller’s Permit number. To do so, you must got to our homepage, select your state and complete our two form application. Once your Seller’s Permit number is assigned, you can request a blank Resale Certificate form from your supplier or you can directly provide them your Seller’s Permit number.

As a permit holder, you are required to:

  • Report and pay sales and use taxes
  • Keep adequate records

 

You are also required to notify the CDTFA if you:

  • Change your business address
  • Change the ownership of your business
  • Add or drop a partner
  • Sell your business
  • Buy another business
  • Discontinue your business

With a Seller’s Permit license number, may issue resale certificates (documenting your seller’s permit number) to your suppliers to buy items you will sell in your business operations allowing you to buy those items without paying tax to the seller.

You must obtain a seller’s permit if you:

  • Are engaged in business and
  • Intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail.

The requirement to obtain a seller’s permit applies to individuals as well as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Both wholesalers and retailers must apply for a permit.

If you need to cancel or request a refund, please contact our support team immediately. You can give us a call at 888-581-5864. We take a customer first approach and will make sure you receive your full refund.

Yes, our company charges a service fee to help you gather all your information, review it and make sure it is submitted without any errors. This will help you receive your certificate without any issues or delays. The CDTFA has a secure, convenient, and fast way with no fee to register online for a permit. The system guides you through the process and will assist you with the types of permits you may need for your business.

The process can be quick. We offer an expedited processing option and can help you get your Seller’s Permit within 24-48 hours via email, as long as you have all your documentation ready and after all validations are done!  Hard copies via mail can take between 2-3 weeks. Each states processing times may differ.

YES, if you Intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail. You are required to have a seller’s permit and prominently display it at your place of business. 

Making sales of merchandise, goods or other items in your state without first getting a seller’s permit violates the law and subjects you to fines and penalties.

Note: This publication summarizes the law and applicable regulations in effect when the publication was written, as noted above. However, changes in the law or in regulations may have occurred since that time. If there is a conflict between the text in this publication and the law, decisions will be based on the law and not on this publication.

EIN FAQs

The Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique nine-digit number (00-0000000) assigned to each business entity by the IRS. Payroll providers will ask for the company’s EIN in order to file and pay the company’s Federal taxes.

Yes, Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Simply follow the few steps on our website by clicking on our homepage and then clicking to apply now, or visit our start application today button on the top menu of our screen!

Through our company we make it simple where you do not have to print anything. We help you gather all your documentation, review it together and submit through the IRS government portal. You can do this yourself on the IRS website, or we can help you with the entire process! The form is called the Form S4-4.

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YES! We make sure to keep all information private and confidential.

Employer Identification Numbers are issued for the purpose of tax administration and are not intended for participation in any other activities (e.g., tax lien auction or sales, lotteries, etc.)

You may apply for an EIN online if your principal business is located in the United States or U.S. Territories.

If you need to cancel or request a refund, please contact our support team immediately. You can give us a call at 888-581-5864. We take a customer first approach and will make sure you receive your full refund.

Yes, our company charges a service fee to help you gather all your information, review it and make sure it is submitted without any errors. This will help you receive your certificate without any issues or delays. You can apply directly without our services here.

The process can be quick. We offer an expedited processing option and can help you get your EIN within a few hours, as long as you have all your documentation ready and after all validations are done!  Normal processing can take about 1-3 business days.

You need an EIN number if you are:

  • Starting a new business
  • Starting payroll for employees
  • Filing business tax returns
  • Setting up a business SEP IRA, 401k, Solo 401k, or Keogh Plan
  • Handling an Estate
  • Setting up a Trust
  • Setting up a Non-Profit
  • Starting a Partnership