GET YOUR PERMIT SO YOU CAN SELL YOUR STUFF
If you sell a product or service, you probably need to collect sales tax in your state. To do that, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit (also known as a state sales tax ID). Seller’s permits, which you must receive through your state, allows you to collect sales taxes when you make a sale. HF Consulting’ team of experienced professionals can help you obtain your permit (or help you apply for exemptions) so you can focus on doing what you love – growing your sales.
How It Works
Let us help you find and apply for the permits your business is required
to obtain to operate and conduct business in your state.
WE DO THE RESEARCH
We will find out what permits you need to operate your business at the local, state and federal levels. Don’t spend hours researching all of the various levels of governments and agencies. We may also be able to help you apply for exemptions if you qualify.
HELP YOU WITH THE APPLICATIONS
Then, we put our business experience to work to help you with the applications to make sure they are done correctly and filed in a timely manner. Not having the appropriate permits, or filing for them incorrectly, could cost your business. Entrust the application process to us and we ensure your permits will be in compliance with your state.
THEN, YOU GET BACK TO WORK
With HF Consulting, we do all the work, so you can get your seller’s permits fast and get back to doing what you love – growing your business. Yes, it’s really that easy.
Why You Should Let HF Consulting Help You Get Your
Seller’s Permits Or State Sales Tax ID
Our knowledgeable staff has years of experience handling every type of filing for customers of all sizes.
Do what you love, let us handle the paperwork.
HF Consulting knows exactly what licenses you might need and where to look. Let us do the leg work, so you don’t have to worry about it.
FAST & RELIABLE SERVICE
Our team gets right to work putting its vast professional experience to work for you. We will find the necessary seller’s permits and make sure the paperwork is done right.
AVOID THE HEADACHES
Each city, county and state often employs slightly different requirements. Rather than research and figure out exactly what seller’s permits you may need for each agency, let our professionals handle it for you.
FOCUS ON YOUR PASSION – YOUR BUSINESS
Set up our service and forget it. We’ll gather some basic information from you and take care of it.
Seller’s Permit FAQs
What is a seller’s permit?
A seller’s permit may also be called a sales tax ID, resale permit, resell permit, reseller permit, pemit license, resale ID, or certificate of authority. This varies by state. Essentially, these permits allow states to control the process of collecting sales tax in that state. In most states, you are required to collect sales tax from customers for any product that you sell.
How do I know if my business needs to get a seller’s permit?
That can be a more complicated question than you’d think. You may want to speak with a professional accountant about which types of sales you make would require the collection of sales tax. Some states, for instance, require sales tax for expenses such as shipping charges. As a general rule, if you have a physical nexus (a fancy word for a physical connection as it relates to your sales) with the state where a sale of product is made, you will have to collect sales taxes.
When you are dealing with e-commerce, it gets more complicated and you may want to talk to a specialist. You’ll also need to do your due diligence as you add additional service or product offerings to make sure you’re still in compliance with regard to sales tax.
What entities issue seller’s permits?
In many states, you only have to obtain one permit at the state level. Some jurisdictions may require, however, that you obtain one from your county or city government as well.
What is sales tax?
It is a tax imposed by state and local governments “in exchange for the privilege” of selling goods in their jurisdictions. Most companies pass through the sales tax to the customer, but it is your responsibility to collect them. If you are making sales of taxable property, you are required to register to collect sales tax in any state in which you maintain a substantial physical presence. If you then make a sale in a state where you have registered, you are required to collect sales tax on any order delivered to that state unless a valid exemption is applied – applicable to the purchasing entity or the nature of item sold.
What are exemptions from sales taxes?
Some sales are exempt, meaning not subject to, state sales taxes. You may want to visit with your sales tax specialist because it is not always clear, but generally speaking, there are some types of transactions that are more likely to be exempt. By way of example, the following may be exempt: non-profits may be exempt, purchases for raw materials by manufacturers, resellers, drop shipments, necessity goods at your grocery store may be exempt, intangible goods and services, goods sold to governments. While it can be complicated, to be entitled to some of these exemptions, you may need a license HF Consulting can help you with such as a reseller’s permit.