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Alabama Seller’s Permit, Wholesale License & Reseller License

Alabama, “The Yellowhammer State,” may not be an economic powerhouse, but there are plenty of opportunities here for the aspiring businessperson. The state has significant activity from a variety of business sectors, including the automotive, heavy industry, aquaculture, tourism, electronics, banking, and construction fields. With a population topping five million people, the state has plenty of buyers for whatever you’re selling. 

But if you plan on setting up a retail business anywhere in this state, you must ensure that you’re compliant with the Alabama Department of Revenue. You need to apply for various business licenses that pertain to your particular field of industry. This includes maintaining a seller’s permit—a type of business license that enables you to collect sales tax on behalf of the state. It sometimes goes by other names across the U.S., such as wholesale license, sales and use tax permit, sales tax permit, resale license, and reseller permit. In Alabama, it is usually called a sales tax license.

Not sure how to get one of these wholesale licenses? FastFilings is here for you. With our easy-to-use online ordering system, you can apply for your sales tax license in literally a couple of minutes.

Do You Need a Seller’s Permit in Alabama?

If you operate a retail business that sells tangible personal property anywhere in the state, you’ll need to get an Alabama wholesale license. The same requirement applies to those who run “places of entertainment,” such as an amusement park.

In addition to the above, remote sellers and marketplace facilitators that generate more than $250,000/year in the state of Alabama must also collect sales tax.

Be aware that certain types of transactions are exempt from the requirement to collect sales tax. These include sales of prescription drugs, fertilizer for agricultural purposes, livestock feed, motor oil, gasoline, and anything sold to a state or federal government agency.

Your sales tax number is valid for every business location you own in the state. There is no need to obtain a separate number for each site.

Reseller Permits
Seller’s Permit and Resale Certificate

Seller's Permit vs. Resale Certificate in AL

Your sales tax license should not be confused with what is commonly known as a resale certificate. Despite the similarity of names, they have different functions. A resale certificate in Alabama gives a business the right to purchase goods tax-free if these items are intended for later resale. It is filled out by the purchaser and given to the seller responsible for the initial tax-free transaction. 

An Alabama resale certificate is officially called a State Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption (Form STE-1).

How to Get an Alabama Seller’s Permit for Your Business

FastFilings has perfected a simple online ordering process that enables you to order your wholesale license in Alabama. It requires just a few minutes of your time to type in the necessary information. We’ll take over from there. Before you begin, you should ensure that you have the following data readily available:

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