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How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Nebraska

by Jennifer Dunn

Register Nebraska Sales Tax License

Last updated July 17, 2017

These instructions will help you secure a Nebraska sales tax license. For more information about sales tax in Nebraska check out our Nebraska Sales Tax Guide for Businesses.

1. Who needs a sales tax permit in Nebraska?

Every person engaged in business as a retailer must register for a sales tax permit. See our Nebraska sales tax page for more about what constitutes “engaged in business” in Nebraska.

2. How do you register for a sales tax permit in Nebraska?

Register for a Nebraska sales tax license online.

To register for your sales tax license manually, complete the first page and the Sales & Use Tax portion of the Nebraska Tax Application, Form 20, and mail or fax it to the Department of Revenue:

Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98903
Lincoln, NE 68509-8903
FAX: 402-471-5927

3. What information do you need to register for a sales tax permit in Nebraska?

  • Personal identification info (SSN, address, etc.)
  • Business identification info (EIN, address, etc.)
  • Business entity type
  • Accounting basis (cash, accrual or other) and period (fiscal year, calendar year, etc.)
  • Description of your business and/or products

4. How much does it cost to apply for a sales tax permit in Nebraska?

It’s free to apply for a Nebraska sales tax license, but other business registration fees may apply.

5. How long does it take to receive your Nebraska sales tax permit?

Nebraska asks applicants to allow two weeks for processing.

6. Do you have to renew your Nebraska sales tax permit?

No, you do not need to renew your Nebraska sales tax permit.

7. How can I learn more about Nebraska sales tax?

Would you prefer a tax professional to handle your sales tax registration?

Fill out our State Registrations form and we’ll put you in touch with a vetted sales tax pro.

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