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Arkansas Seller’s Permit, Wholesale License & Reseller License

The state of Arkansas isn’t generally what comes to mind when you think of the business world, but this region certainly does offer opportunities to the entrepreneur. The state has several centers of commerce, including Little Rock (the capital city) and the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area. With a population exceeding three million, Arkansas has no shortage of potential customers for a retail business. 

As you might expect, launching a business in Arkansas requires you to apply for a number of permits and licenses. Among these are what is called an Arkansas sales and use tax permit. This is simply a license that authorizes a business to collect sales tax on transactions, and most retail sellers are expected to have one.

It is a type of license that, confusingly, has a number of different names across the U.S., including seller’s permit (very commonly), resale license, wholesale license, sales tax permit, and reseller permit. In Arkansas, you can easily apply for this kind of permit right here at FastFilings, in only a few minutes. 

Do You Need a Seller’s Permit in Arkansas?

In general, a business needs to have a wholesale license in Arkansas if it is engaged in the sales of tangible personal property or taxable services. Not all kinds of sales are taxable. Goods excluded from taxation in Arkansas include newspapers, billboard advertising space, prescription drugs, medical equipment, and certain types of agricultural products.

Furthermore, a remote (out-of-state) seller that sells goods or services into the state must have an Arkansas wholesale license if the business is responsible for more than $100,000 in sales per year or at least 200 transactions here.

If a business changes its tax structure—e.g., from a partnership to an LLC—it must apply for a new sales and use tax permit.

Keep in mind that the state of Arkansas has a wide variety of local sales and use taxes that might impact your overall tax burden.

Reseller Permits
Seller’s Permit and Resale Certificate

Seller's Permit vs. Resale Certificate in AR

It’s easy to get them confused, but it must be understood that the type of license we have been discussing here—a sales and use tax permit—is not the same as an Arkansas resale certificate. So what’s the difference? While an Arkansas seller’s permit is necessary to collect sales tax on retail transactions, a resale certificate allows a business to purchase items on a tax-free basis if these goods are intended to be resold later. 

A resale certificate is filled out by the buyer and given to the seller at the time of the wholesale transaction. The seller should retain this certificate in their files in case an audit is needed.

A resale certificate in Arkansas is officially called a “Certificate of Exemption.”

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

With FastFilings, it’s never been easier to apply for an Arkansas seller’s permit. In fact, it will take only a few minutes of your time. To begin, get the following information ready:

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