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What is Sales Tax ID?

The sales tax ID is also called a: Retail or Reseller's License, State Sales Tax Id, Tax Id, Resale Number, Resale Certificate, or Vendor's License. Sales tax is a consumption tax charged on most goods and services in most states in the US and Canada. Your sales tax number identifies you to the government and is required by some wholesalers as proof you have a retail business, because it allows you to defer the sales tax onto your buyer.

Without a sales tax ID, you will need to pay sales tax to the wholesaler on top of the cost of the merchandise.You can usually get one from your state’s website – just Google ‘Your State + sales tax’. 

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