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Note: For a list of the sales and use tax rates for each county, please visit the California State Board of Equalization.
Who Needs a California Seller's Permit, also commonly referred to as a Sales Permit?
If your California business, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC) will provide, sell or lease any taxable taxable good, product or service, your business must apply for a California Seller's Permit for each business location before engaging in any sales subject to sales tax. Each location where sales of taxable items are made requires, and must display, a valid California seller’s permit. Consequently, a separate California sales permit is required for each location where sales of taxable items will be made.
Although California presently does not charge a fee to issue a California seller's permit, the State Board of Equalization may require the business to post a security deposit.
To obtain a California Seller's Permit, the California business, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC) must complete and file a California's Seller's Permit Application with the California State Board Of Equalization. If the sales will be ongoing, the business should apply for a “Regular” sales permit. If , on the other hand, the business will only engage in sales for a temporary period of time (90 days or less), then the business should only apply for a “Temporary” permit.
To apply for a California seller's permit, the business owner will need to have the following information:
Each partner, corporate officer, and limited liability company manager/member/officer, must also provide the above information.
Typically a Seller's Permit will be issued within 14 days if the application is received by mail. It can be acquired the same day, if applied for in person.
Once a California Seller's Permit is issued, the business is required to:
If you would like the assistance of Melissa C. Marsh, a California business attorney, she can complete the form for you for a flat fee of $175. Simply call 818-849-5206 or Send us an Email.
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