Sales Tax Permit Registrations
COMPLETE SALES TAX PERMIT REGISTRATIONS
- You will be guided step-by-step through our complete sales tax application with our complete instructions, examples, and videos.
- We cover important details from sales tax nexus dates, nexus examples, EIN tips for foreign sellers, and more.
- All states are covered with details, and you may save our application at any point in the process. Our world-class team will carefully review your sales tax application to make sure costly mistakes are avoided before we get you registered.
If you are selling on a non-market place facilitator such as Shopify, you may have economic nexus in up to 45 states, including D.C. and Alaska at local municipalities, of which 27 states have transaction thresholds of 200.
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SALES TAX PERMIT REGISTRATION PROCESS
Learn more about all the steps involved with our 8 Steps Of Sales tax Permit Registeration Process
PERMIT ORDERING FAQS
Sales tax remitting software is great to pull your data to autofill tax returns to be filed, and even with that, working with a competent commerce accounting team is strongly recommended.
They all have content about filing sales tax returns and general steps on how to register on your own. Since they don’t do the sales tax registrations (which can change quarterly), they only give you general steps, which will lead to delays and mistakes.
Our sales tax permit registration service is the first step that allows you to update your tax settings in the various platforms you sell to collect and remit sales tax.
Once you are registered, and collecting sales tax, working with a software company or one of our partners, is the next step to file your sale tax returns.
If you are a CPA or commerce accounting firm, we will not compete with that work you are already doing since that is not what we do.
There are several reasons why our process is the most completed and efficient. Since we started registering thousands for sales tax back in 2015, we have improved our master sales tax application to simplify the process and information we need from you. Our application is secure and encrypted.
Our master application will autofill the other state forms, whether we need to mail in an application or use the information to apply online. Since we are applying daily, we are in constant contact with the various state departments of revenue and keep up with the critical updates and changes (which are ongoing).
Our instructions (both written and video overview) will help explain each step of our application and process so that you can focus your time on your business, not sales tax registration.
All your login details for your tax accounts that we set up are saved in a secure area for easy future access. When you are ready to re-order more state sales tax permit registrations, you will have access to your saved application to add the states you need vs. having to start from scratch and complete the entire application.
Our sales tax application will provide guidance and clear examples to help you determine when you first had nexus, your start date, and costly application mistakes to avoid.
If you need support with a sales tax nexus study to provide you with a clear and accurate report, recommended states, and time frames to register, we provide those services.
After payment, you will receive our welcome email with a link to both our sales tax system agreement (a review of our 8-step process) and our sales tax application.
The sales tax application is where you will select the states where you would like us to register your business. Our sales tax application includes very clear instructions and examples for each section.
We have consolidated all the questions over the years to improve our instructions and video training, to make this easy for you. Once you submit our sales tax application with your selected states, our advanced sales tax team will carefully review your sales tax application and follow up for clarification or suggested changes before we move forward to apply.
Separately, we will send you a separate payment link with the state fees to pay.
Yes. If you do not have an EIN/FEIN, we are able to provide that separate service for you. Learn more
Yes, it is strongly recommended. There are 26 states that will mail either the PIN, a code, or the actual permit to the address used on the application.
These items are critical to complete your tax account and get into compliance. Also, on average, you may receive 3-5 pieces of mail to sort and organize per state over the first three months. Most mail may be information or past returns to file, but some will be important notices in relation to your sales tax account, past sales tax due, or delinquent notices.
We recommend our Virtual Address Service with scanning for all sellers. Learn more here.
Before you go through our process to register for your sales tax permits, you will want to be clear on which states you need to register. If you are not clear on which states, we have our sales tax nexus analysis service to help you determine which states.
You will also need to know when you triggered nexus in a state or know as your effective/registration date. If you are not sure which date you first had nexus or if using a current date is a strategy you should consider, we can either help you with a strategy call or our sales tax nexus analysis.
You will also need to know your estimated total taxable sales per month.
Here is our 8-step process overview Go to this link . You will receive our welcome email with a link to your Sales Tax Agreement and Sales Tax Registration Application to complete online.
Once submitted, our team will review and follow up with a link for the state fees to be paid.
Any questions about our process, applications, and next steps provided are included. We provide a video overview and examples of our application to simplify the process of registering.
You have unlimited access to our support desk with our sales tax team. Our team will respond to your support ticket within a couple of hours to the same day in most cases.
If you need support for other services, including EIN, virtual address service, U.S. entity formations, U.S. banking, foreign qualifications, sales tax research, sales tax nexus evaluation… all are separate.
Yes. We know how busy you are growing your e-commerce business. Our services have automatic campaign follow-ups and reminders to help you stay on track.
Each email lets you know which step of the sales tax permit registration process is next. Our system allows you to save the sales tax application and email you a copy if you need to come back and complete later.
Once we receive your complete agreement and application, a tag set in our system by our team will stop follow-up reminders.
This is when you first had nexus in a state (either physical or economic are most common) and had sales to customers in those states. We will provide you with strategies if you are behind on sales tax and options if you plan to raise capital and become acquired.
Our options are designed to save you fees on filing past sales tax returns and pull past financial data. We recommend our sales tax nexus analysis as a starting point if you don’t already know the nexus date you will use for each state.
Yes, only one state requires an SSN or ITIN (and this may change in the future). If you select this state and don’t have an ITIN, we do have a recommended resource to obtain one. If you decide not to obtain one in a state, we would be unable to move forward. This is part of our review process.
The process may vary from when your sales tax application is received, reviewed, and state fees are paid. Time frame with an SSN (when we can apply online) is from 1-3 weeks, and without an SSN or ITIN and when mailing or faxing is required, maybe 4-8 weeks. Some states are slower due to COVID when mailing or faxing is required.
Yes. If it a common strategy for foreign sellers to form a U.S. LLC before they register for sales tax permits, and for U.S. sellers who may want to separate their marketplace sales from their website.
If you are looking to form a U.S. company our sister brand, NCP, has been forming complete U.S. companies since 1997 for both U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Go to this link to learn more if you are outside the U.S. or to this link if you are in the U.S.
Yes. We provide the steps for the most common marketplaces to update your tax settings (as needed). There are some states where the marketplace facilitator collects on your behalf.
We have remitting partners that will support you with filing any past returns, as well as remitting moving forward.
Yes. This is a moving target with bank changes over time.
Our remitting partners recommend a U.S. bank account with an ACH pull to automate the filing of your sales tax returns with the states. Update: As of February 2020, we now have a non-travel banking option for U.S. entities only. Go to this link (our sister brand NCP) to learn more.
Yes. We work with a few different tax firms (and tax attorneys as needed) to quote you a fee to file any required state tax returns.
Our quotes will provide you with the total cost to file any past sales tax returns include software costs and return costs. Factors come into play, such as do you have a U.S. bank account or not. Your volume of sales also impacts the fees to pull past data.
“You have helped me to get the sales tax permit in 3 states to let me sell on Amazon USA. However, maybe I’ll register for more states in the future, not sure yet.
Thanks a lot to Jamie and Althea to make this happen. From Europe, U.S. tax systems are almost impossible to understand, not to mention the hassle of making these sales tax registrations on my own. It would be impossible.
So big up and big thanks!”-
“NCP and Sales Tax System has been a valuable partner to Payoneer for several years, and as a leading expert in U.S. expansion, including entity formations and U.S. taxes, his knowledge is valuable to Payoneer’s global eCommerce merchants.”-
-Ben Stein, Partnerships at Payoneer
“Running a business in the USA is one thing. But running it from AUSTRALIA is different entirely – especially when it comes to mail. It could take an extra two weeks for mail to travel that distance. But with Sales Tax System, I can receive… and respond to… mail in real-time, just as if I were never away at all. Most importantly, if I have an essential piece of mail that impacts my U.S. business, they are there to provide assistance and resources to keep my business on track.”-
“I have had an incredible experience with Sales Tax System. They have been so attentive and informative to me ever since I purchased the service.”-
“We are grateful for your services and appreciate your expertise. Your knowledgeable instruction saved us a great deal of time and headache!”-
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Who Needs to Get Registered
As an e-commerce seller in the U.S., you will have responsibilities to collect and remit sale tax in the states you have nexus. If you are selling on a platform such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay, or others, the marketplace facilitator is required to collect and remit, and only in a few cases is registration required. If you separately sell on your website or have a Shopify store, you must track your sales and transactions to determine when you first crossed a threshold for economic nexus. Amazon FBA sellers stock creates physical nexus and is important to register in states like Kansas and Florida. If you need support to determine which states and when you first had nexus, we offer sales tax nexus analysis services before your sales tax registrations.
LLC and Corporate Formation
If you need support with a complete U.S. formation, we can
help. We form entities in all 50 states, especially working
with foreign sellers forming a U.S. company. Our packages
include U.S. banking solutions for foreign sellers. Why choose us for your U.S. entity formation? Besides our 24 years of experience, we have worked and consulted with the best tax attorneys, CPAs, to ensure your U.S. company is formed properly and owned by you or another entity and what tax returns are required. As a client, we will refer you to our preferred tax partners who are all on the same page. Don't save $500 on your formation and end up paying thousands in IRS penalties because your strategy was wrong.
EIN Obtainment services
Foreign sellers will need an EIN from the IRS to register
with U.S. sales tax permits to collect and remit sales tax. Our
system will help you do this properly.
Foreign Seller Experience
Our team is experts at applying for sales tax permits for sellers
without an SSN or ITIN. We understand issues related to U.S. tax returns, tax treaties, and how to fill out sales tax applications.
Access to vetted professional resources
You may need the support of an expert in state and federal U.S.
taxes, legal, bookkeeping, remitting sales tax, S.A.L.T. experts,
trademarks, incorporating, and more. We will be happy to refer
you to an expert with great reviews.
U.S. Virtual Address and Scanning Services
This separate service is recommended for all e-commerce sellers to help organize and simplify the important mail the state will send after registrations which includes your permits, PIN numbers, and important codes - Learn More
CPAS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS:
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