Do I need a tax ID

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momo1
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2 Nov 12 06:55:59 pm
Hi, I'm a newbie here and I would like to know if is a mandatory to have a tax ID to work with drop shippers.

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fudjj
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2 Nov 12 07:49:11 pm
Hi momo1, firstly welcome to SaleHoo, nice to have you join us.

To answer your question, no, Very rare that any drop shipper will require a Tax id, where as wholesalers will.

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momo1
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2 Nov 12 07:58:54 pm
Sounds great, Have another question. What kind of question should I ask drop shippers and how long does it take for them to respond. I just want to do my listing on ebay for the mean time since I am new to all this really don't want to make things hard on myself

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5 Nov 12 06:01:38 am
Hello and welcome to SaleHoo, momo1 :)

I think the questions listed in this Link hidden: Login to view will answer your first question as to what to ask dropshippers.

Ideally most suppliers will respond to your queries in 3 business days in. Another great way of reaching suppliers is through phone. Phone is often a much more effective way of contacting suppliers than email. Suppliers often have a backlog of support emails to deal with, so it may take a few days for them to get back to you. Whereas with phone, you get priority straight away

Should you have any other questions please feel free to let us know.

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momo1
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10 Dec 12 09:43:25 pm
I would like to know if I would need to have a tax ID if I will be drop-shipping all my products on the salehoo-store that I would want to create. I am in the US so you know.

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11 Dec 12 01:17:28 am
Hello momo1,

A seller's permit is required for retailers who buy or sell tangible, taxable items. It is required to buy wholesale and sell retail or sell wholesale.

WHEN DO YOU NEED A SELLER’S PERMIT (SALES TAX ID)?

* If you live in the USA or Canada. Most states have a sales tax, but there are a couple that don’t. If you reside in one of these states just let the wholesaler know and they may have a different form or requirement for you to complete.
* If you sell online to make money (i.e. You sell more seriously than just getting rid of a few old things from around the house every now and then). You need a seller’s permit so you can charge and collect taxes, which you’ll pay to your state government later.
* If you want to purchase goods wholesale from a US supplier (and you are also based in the US), you need a seller’s permit to buy wholesale sales tax free.

Although it’s not necessary for SaleHoo members to have a seller’s permit and a registered business for them to use many of the suppliers in our directory, we strongly recommend you get one as it will give you access to even MORE wholesalers.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET A SELLER’S PERMIT (SALES TAX ID)?

Exactly what you need to get a sales tax ID varies by State. You may need:

* To be a business entity. This means you are a company or sole proprietor. Being a sole proprietor means you are working for yourself under your own name. If you are working for yourself (which is how most people get started selling online, just fill in your own name under your business trading name). Being a company means that you have registered a company under a trading name.

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* To have a Federal Tax ID number. Find out more here: Link hidden: Login to view

WHERE DO I GET MY SELLERS’ PERMIT (SALES TAX ID)?

You can try Googling it – Most states have an online form on their website these days. Most states also charge a small fee. This varies from state to state, but it's usually around $50.

If you can’t find any information online on how to get a seller permit, then just contact or visit your local County Clerk Office.

Hope this helps!


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