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!
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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!