How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Every State - Sales & Use Taxes, Sales Tax ID
So you're a re-seller? Don't know where to start when it comes to registering your business? Here's exactly what you need to become exempt from sales tax! You may also need an EIN before hand.
Register for a Sales Tax ID & EIN
1. To obtain your EIN through the IRS click here to establish a Sole Proprietorship. An EIN is an employer identification number. A Sole Proprietorship is a great place to begin for a one owner business. An LLC is great for a more experienced business, and if you have $400-$500 for the expense.
2. Visit your State's Department of Revenue website. For Illinois residents, click here.
3. Search for Sales and Use Tax, Sales Tax ID, or how to register your business.
4. Register for a Sales Tax ID. Call the 1.800 number given on their site and reach customer service to ask questions. The sales tax id registration may be known as REG-1. You can electronically file within 2 days!
Read below to find your State's website. Filing electronically is ideal because you can receive your Sales Tax ID in under 3 days. Filing via mail takes longer.
Department of Revenue Websites by State