Registering for State and Local Taxes

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A Sales Tax ID Number or sellers permit, is an account identification number issued by the state. Obtaining the ID number enables a business to collect the required taxes, pay state sales taxes, and obtain resale certificates. Sales tax is generally imposed on retail sales, leases, rentals of most goods, and on some services. The United States contains an estimated 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions and the requirements of each are subject to periodic changes. Only a few states do not collect a sales tax (AK, DE, MT, NH, OR).

Payroll taxes are the state and federal taxes that a business is required to withhold and/or pay on behalf of employees. Setting up payroll tax accounts generally involves registering for a state withholding tax account and state unemployment tax account (SUTA). Businesses often must set up payroll in a state with they hire an employee who is a resident of that state. Sometimes businesses must also set up payroll when they have employees that work in a state, even if they do not reside in that state.

A local business tax certificate may be required for all businesses operating within a city or county. This is sometimes referred to as a local business license. This tax certificate is used to identify and collect local sales and use taxes. Local licensing requirements vary greatly and it is important to research all local licensing laws that may affect your business.

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