CALIFORNIA SALES TAX
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CALIFORNIA SALES TAX
If you determined that you need to charge sales tax on some or all of the goods and services your business sells, your next step is to register for a sellers permit. This allows your business to collect sales tax on behalf of your local and state governments.
In order to register, you will need the following information:
Your social security number (corporate officers excluded)
Your date of birth
Your driver license number, state ID number, or other ID (e.g., passport, military ID)
Names and location of banks where you have an account
Names and addresses of suppliers
Name and address of bookkeeper or accountant
Name and address of personal references
Expected average monthly sales and the amount of those sales which are taxable
Your email address
If you have purchased an existing business, you must also provide the previous permit information
Register for a Sellers Permit online through the California Board of Equalization Online Services website
FILE FOR A SELLERS PERMIT
SAVE MONEY WITH A RESALE CERTIFICATE
With a resale certificate, also known as a reseller's permit, your business does not have to pay sales tax when purchasing goods for resale.
FILE FOR A RESALE CERTIFICATE
Download the Resale Certificate through the State of California Board of Equalization
Instruction: Present the certificate to the seller at the time of purchase.