Sales Tax FAQ's
Sales Taxes, amirite? We know the stress just hearing the word taxes can bring on. It can be even more stressful when you're not totally sure what Sales Taxes are. Though we would never claim to be tax experts, we've picked up some info along the way. These are the inquiries we get the most!
WHAT IS A RESALE CERTIFICATE? 🤔
A resale license or certificate is the permit you need to operate a business in the locality where you offer goods or services on a regular basis. The certificate’s title name depends on which state your business is in.The most common names are Sales and Use Tax License, Reseller's Permit, Vendor's License or Certificate of Authority, but it is essentially whatever your state requires to allow you to sell retail and collect tax from customer. Uncle Sam requires that we have proof that you are registered in your state and comply with your states sales tax requirements.
WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE THIS TO SET UP A PRO ACCOUNT? 🤷♀️
Professionals buying from our wholesale website are not charged taxes on the products purchased. We can't collect these taxes because we aren't the end seller. Since you will be re-selling our products, you will be need to collect and remit the sales tax specific to your state and locality from your customer, and thats just what having a resale certificate, license or permit allows you to do!
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET MY CERTIFICATE? 📨
Typically, the easiest way to get this certification is by logging into your state’s tax controller website. If you are a new business, your state may offer this certificate to you when getting your business license. Most states use your EIN number or FEIN number as a requirement to be assigned a reseller’s permit.
IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME GET THIS THING?🕵️♀️
Our Account Setup Team is always happy to help answer any questions that we can, but the reality is that we aren't tax experts (thank goodness, because that sounds really un-fun!).
The best person to talk to about obtaining your resale certificate, license or permit would be your bookeeper, accountant, or CPA. You can also get in contact directly with your state revenue office and they are usually really helpful in getting you pointed in the right direction! If you need help finding your state's department of revenue you can always shoot us a text on our chat line at 720.295.3516
WHAT IF I LIVE IN A TAX FREE STATE?🚫
If you live in the state of Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire or Oregon; you are not required to have a form on file, as these states have no state taxes imposed. If applying from one of these states, any file can be added into the sales tax certificate upload field. If you are applying from one of these states, you can upload any image into the Sales Tax Certificate field. Images of pets are always welcome and appreciated!
I LIVE IN CANADA, AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT THIS FORM IS? 🇨🇦
We know this can be confusing for our neighbors to the north. Canadian businesses can send us proof of provincial sales tax or a master business license. This varies by providence, so if you’re not sure which is required, we’re happy to try and help you out.
I'M STILL A LITTLE CONFUSED AND THINK I NEED MORE HELP 🤝
No worries friend, we’re here to help. As mentioned before, our first suggestion is to get in contact with your state’s tax department. If you’re not exactly sure where to find that information, our Account Setup Team is happy to try and point you in the right direction.
WHAT IF I DONT WANT TO GET ONE? 🙅♀️
We know everyone needs to do what's right for their own business and we know you know what that looks like for you! If retailing in your location doesn't feel like the move for you right now, we offer our Esthetician Partner Program. This affiliate program allows you to create a link, unique just to you so your customers can shop Zandi K Products directly from our site. Then we take care of the shipping directly to your customer and cut you a commission check once a month!