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Sales Tax by State: How to Use and Accept Resale Certificates
January 30, 2018
As a retailer, you have the chance to buy items that you intend to resell without paying sales tax at the time of purchase. You can do this by presenting a resale certificate (sometimes called a reseller’s permit or by other names) to your vendor at checkout. However, just like with anything sales tax related, how to use a resale certificate varies from state to state.
And since you are a retailer, you may also find yourself in the position of accepting a resale certificate from one of your buyers. How to accept a resale certificate properly also varies by state.
Since the ins and outs of resale certificates differ in different states, we’ve put together a state-by-state guide on how to use and accept resale certificates. I hope these short posts help you run your online business more efficiently!
Need more info about resale certificates? Read our Resale Certificates FAQ.
How to Use this Post
Scroll down and find the state you are wondering about. Each blog posts provides the basics of using a resale certificate in that state, and the basics of accepting a resale certificate from a buyer in that state.
Don’t see your state yet? This blog series is a work in progress and we prioritize your suggestions. Let us know in the comments if you’d like us to cover your state next!
Now that you’re more aware of resale certificates and how to use them in each state, TaxJar can help you automate your sales tax and simplify your compliance needs. To get started, learn more about how TaxJar works here.