Apply Now for Your Florida Seller’s Permit / Resale Certificate

The state of Florida requires most businesses to obtain a Florida Seller’s Permit, also referred to as; Florida Resale Certificate, Florida Seller’s Permit Number, Florida Resale License, Florida Sales and Use Tax, etc.

If you do business in Florida or intend to sell/lease tangible personal property subject to sales tax, it is required to have a seller’s permit and prominently display it at your place of business.



Florida Seller’s Permit / Florida Resale Certificate: When you buy an item that you plan to resell, you can purchase it without paying certain Florida sales tax! Items must be for resale or qualified business use.

Florida Seller’s Permit Example: If you go to a supplier/wholesaler and buy a television you plan to sell, you may purchase the item(s) without paying state sales tax with a Seller’s Permit.

Florida Resale Certificate for Wholesale: Wholesale companies in Florida require a Seller’s Permit number or a Resale Certificate and will ask for a copy before they will sell to you at wholesale prices or allow you to open a commercial account.

A few more examples needing a Florida Seller’s Permit / Resale Certificate below:

  • Have an office, sales room, warehouse, or other place of business in Florida (even if the location is only temporary).
  • Have a sales representative, agent, or canvasser operating in this state.
  • Receive rental payments from the lease of tangible personal property 

Both wholesalers and retailers must apply for a permit.

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