How do we apply for multiple states' sales tax?
I am an online reseller with my business registered in Arizona and have no physical store in any state. I purchase the products from different vendors and they don't charge me the sales tax if the product is shipped to Arizona since I have the Arizona Sale tax/resale certificate available. However, If I request them to send the product to my customer in a different state they will charge me the sales tax since I don't have the resale certificate for other states, and it is a big loss in my business which makes the profit margin negligible.
I was wondering if there is a way to apply for a sale tax/resale certificate which can be applied to all states or at least multiple states.
Your help in this regard will be appreciated.
1 attorney answer
There is technically not one certificate which you may file that encompasses all 50 states. However, there is an an intergovernmental state tax agency working on behalf of states and taxpayers to facilitate the equitable and efficient administration of state tax laws that apply to multistate and multinational enterprises. It's called the Multistate Tax Commission. Google their name and there are instructions relating to the filing of a Uniform Sales Tax and Uses form.