A resale number is the number attached to your reseller’s permit or license.
When you get a reseller’s permit or licence from your state government, it will have your resale number.
You can then give this number to suppliers to buy goods for resale without paying the sales tax for those items.
How do you get a resale license?
Typically, you apply for a number from your state’s tax agency, which issues you a resale license, permit or certificate bearing the number. Then, when you make purchases that aren’t subject to sales tax, you provide the merchant your license or certificate number.
Is a seller’s permit and a resale license the same thing?
Seller’s Permit or “Sales Tax” License. A seller’s permit allows a state to identify a business as a collector of sales tax. Although most businesses with a resale certificate have a seller’s permit, some manufacturers never sell a product for resale and only provide components for other products.
How do I get a copy of my CA seller’s permit?
- Log on to www.boe.ca.gov. Click on the eReg button.
- Complete one application. One application will start the process for the permit, licenses, and accounts you need.
- Print your confirmation. Most accounts register instantly and will allow you to print your seller’s permit right away.
Do you need a license to resell products?
Generally, it’s not illegal to resell an item that you have legitimately purchased. Once you have purchased something at retail it is yours to do with as you choose. Manufacturers tend to have little or no control over a product past the first customer they sell to. Third, there are sales tax issues.
What is a tax resale certificate?
The purpose of a resale certificate–also known as a tax exemption certificate–is to allow you to buy goods through your business without paying local sales tax. Without a resale certificate, a business or individual is typically required to pay sales tax on all purchases.
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