Get a California Seller's Permit
A seller’s permit is required if you sell taxable
items or planning to buy wholesale. It allows
you to collect sales tax from customers and report
those amounts to the state on a regular reporting
period (either monthly, quarterly, or annual).
You can apply and get a seller’s permit, and keep in
mind depending on the amount of your estimated
sales, a security deposits are sometimes
to Find Out if You Need the Permit(s).
It's easy to apply, download a
seller’s permit application and mail it to us
along with copies of any requested documents. You
can also drop by the
and apply in person.
Permits are generally available the same or
following day if you apply in person. If you apply
by mail, you will usually get your permit within 7
to 14 days.
Here is the info you need to have handy.
- Names and addresses of suppliers
- Name and address of bookkeeper or accountant
- Two personal references
- Expected average monthly sales and the
amount of those sales which are taxable
- If you have purchased an existing business,
you must also provide the previous permit
Partners, corporate officers, limited liability
company managers/members/officers, must also provide
A temporary permit can be used for special events like convections
out of state and you need it to sell out of state for the special