Although itâ€™s not necessary for SaleHoo members to have a sellerâ€™s permit and a registered business for them to use many of the suppliers in the directory, we strongly recommend you get one as it will give you access to even MORE wholesalers.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET A SELLERâ€™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 SELLERSâ€™ PERMIT (SALES TAX ID)?
You can try Googling it â€“ 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 canâ€™t find any information online on how to get a seller permit, then just contact or visit your local County Clerk Office.
WHAT IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE US AND THE SUPPLIER ASKS FOR A SALES TAX ID?
Usually you just need to provide something equivalent in your country, for example your VAT registration in the EU or the UK, or your ABN or GST registration in Australia and New Zealand.
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Let us know if you need anything else at all. Cheers!