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

GET A SELLERS PERMIT

Fee: None

 

Expiration: None

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

Download Resale Certificate

Instruction: Present the certificate to the seller at the time of purchase.