Seller’s Permit

If you sell a product or service, you probably need to collect sales tax in your state. To do that, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit (also known as a state sales tax ID). Seller’s permits, which you must receive through your state, allows you to collect sales taxes when you make a sale. Swyft Filings’ team of experienced professionals can help you obtain your permit (or help you apply for exemptions) so you can focus on doing what you love – growing your sales.

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Let us help you find and apply for the licenses and permits you need to start your business.

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We will find out what licenses and permits you need to operate your business at the local, state and federal levels. Don’t spend hours researching all of the various levels of governments and agencies.

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Then, we put our business experience to work to help you with the applications to make sure they are done right and done timely.

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With Swyft Filings, we do all the work, so you can get your permits and licenses fast and get back to doing what you love – growing your business.

Why You Should Let Swyft Filings Help You Get Your Seller’s Permits Or State Sales Tax ID

Our business professionals have years of experience with every type of filing for customers of all sizes. Do what you love, and let us handle the paperwork‎.

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Experienced Professionals

Don’t worry about the legwork. Swyft Filings knows exactly what documents to file to get your seller’s permit or state sales tax ID squared away.

Fast & Reliable Service

Through your secure online account, you can complete the process with a few clicks, and then let our business professionals take over. With our automated process and expertise, we do it fast and right.

Avoid the Headaches

Cities, counties, and states often have slightly different requirements. Our professionals can take care of researching and figuring out exactly what permits and licenses you may need.

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Set up our service and forget it. We’ll gather some basic information from you and take care of the rest. You can then focus on what is important to you – your business.


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Bill BeverlyCo-Owner, Evolectric
The Swyft Filings team answered all of our questions so promptly and satisfied all the legal documents we needed to get up and running as quickly as possible. It was a huge stress-reliever, and we would recommend your services over and over again.
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Kimberly and Caila BrigandiCo-Owners, Gandi Girls Boutique
As small business owners, we often feel insignificant to those outside of our demographic. When a company like Swyft Filings steps up to help small businesses — it makes a huge difference!
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Tobe CarberryOwner, Haven4Hoops
Having a partner like Swyft makes that part of starting your business easy and provides a level of comfort in navigating the state and federal filings. So if there are any issues with your filings, Swyft is on top of it and working with you to navigate solutions.
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Seller's Permit FAQs

Still have questions? Call 877-777-0450 or Live Chat with us for real-time support.

What is a seller’s permit?

A seller’s permit may also be called a sales tax ID, resale permit, resell permit, reseller permit, pemit license, resale ID, or certificate of authority. This varies by state. Essentially, these permits allow states to control the process of collecting sales tax in that state. In most states, you are required to collect sales tax from customers for any product that you sell.

How do I know if my business needs to get a seller’s permit?

That can be a more complicated question than you’d think. You may want to speak with a professional accountant about which types of sales you make would require the collection of sales tax. Some states, for instance, require sales tax for expenses such as shipping charges. As a general rule, if you have a physical nexus (a fancy word for a physical connection as it relates to your sales) with the state where a sale of product is made, you will have to collect sales taxes. When you are dealing with e-commerce, it gets more complicated and you may want to talk to a specialist. You’ll also need to do your due diligence as you add additional service or product offerings to make sure you’re still in compliance with regard to sales tax.

What entities issue seller's permits?

In many states, you only have to obtain one permit at the state level. Some jurisdictions may require, however, that you obtain one from your county or city government as well.

What is sales tax?

It is a tax imposed by state and local governments “in exchange for the privilege” of selling goods in their jurisdictions. Most companies pass through the sales tax to the customer, but it is your responsibility to collect them. If you are making sales of taxable property, you are required to register to collect sales tax in any state in which you maintain a substantial physical presence. If you then make a sale in a state where you have registered, you are required to collect sales tax on any order delivered to that state unless a valid exemption is applied - applicable to the purchasing entity or the nature of item sold.

What are exemptions from sales taxes?

Some sales are exempt, meaning not subject to, state sales taxes. You may want to visit with your sales tax specialist because it is not always clear, but generally speaking, there are some types of transactions that are more likely to be exempt. By way of example, the following may be exempt: non-profits may be exempt, purchases for raw materials by manufacturers, resellers, drop shipments, necessity goods at your grocery store may be exempt, intangible goods and services, goods sold to governments. While it can be complicated, to be entitled to some of these exemptions, you may need a license Swyft Filings can help you with such as a reseller’s permit.

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Seller's Permit Resources

Swyft’s Resource Center is the best place to be when you’re looking to understand the need for a seller’s permit or state sales tax ID. Build up your knowledge base with case studies, guides, and articles.

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