Do you have any links or references where I can obtain a Tax ID as a U.S. citizen living in California? Will this cost me?
4. How do I apply for a permit?
You can visit or call a nearby Board office to obtain an application. Or, you can arrange to have an application mailed or faxed to you by calling 800-400-7115. Applications can also be downloaded from our Forms and Publications Section of our website.
(Note: You will need to mail or bring in the completed application since we must have your original signature. You should make a copy for your records.)
8. Is there a fee charged for a seller's permit?
No. However, the Board may require a security deposit to cover any unpaid taxes that may be owed if, at a later date, the business closes. The amount of the security will be determined at the time you apply.
13. Is my seller's permit the same as a business license?
No. You should contact your city and/or county business license department to obtain a separate business license. To locate the department, check the government pages of your telephone directory (for example, look for the terms license or business license under City Government Offices and County Government Offices).
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