How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit

by Mark Faggiano October 13, 2020

Before you collect sales tax, you should register for a sales tax permit with your state.

How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit

In general, these are the steps to register with a state to collect sales tax:

  1. Gather vital info like your EIN and other business identifying information
  2. Visit your State’s Department of Revenue website
  3. Search or click on the “Sales and Use Tax” section of the website
  4. Click the link to register your business

Every state and every website is slightly different, so we’ve listed every state below with a step-by-step guide.

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How to Use This Post

Use this post to find the state in which you need to register for a sales tax permit and click on it for more info.

This post will give you directions on registering for a sales tax permit in each state on your own. And if you’re tired of handling sales tax collection, reporting and filing on your own, give TaxJar a try.

(Don’t see your state at all? Then you’re in luck and live in a state with no state sales tax!)

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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