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✓ Required for any business in NC selling tangible goods.
✓ Avoid paying sales tax on purchases.
✓ Qualify for wholesale discount pricing.
✓ Also known as a wholesale license and a resale certificate.
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The second-largest city in the American Southeast, Charlotte, NC is a fast-growing town that offers excellent opportunities to start a business. The Charlotte metropolitan area hosts a wide variety of notable companies across many industries, especially finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. 

Of course, opening a business requires you to do more than just hang out a shingle in front of a storefront. There are a number of licenses that you need to obtain in order to operate a business concern in North Carolina. These licenses include what is commonly known as a seller’s permit, which enables you to legally collect sales and use tax on retail transactions. 

Most U.S. states require businesses to carry a license of this nature. It is also known as a wholesale license, resale license, sales tax permit, sales and use tax permit, and reseller permit. In Charlotte, as well as the rest of North Carolina, it is officially called a Certificate of Registration.

Getting your Charlotte seller’s permit is easy—all you need to do is take a few minutes to fill out the online application we have set up here at FastFilings. 

Who Needs a Charlotte Seller's Permit?

You must have a North Carolina seller’s permit if you are a person, business owner, or facilitator operating in Charlotte, NC who is engaged in any of the following types of activities:

  • Selling retail goods
  • Providing taxable services
  • Renting or leasing tangible personal property in North Carolina
  • Providing rentals of accommodations
  • Selling taxable goods or services at a specialty market
  • Selling certain types of digital property
  • Selling of service contracts (if taxable)
  • Running a laundry or dry cleaning business
  • Conducting marketplace-facilitated sales
  • Charging admission to an entertainment event

In addition, remote sellers that generate more than $200,000 in sales or at least 200 separate transactions in North Carolina in a year are expected to collect state sales tax.

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Seller's Permit vs. Resale Certificate in NC

Here is a topic that confuses a lot of people. Despite their similarity of names, a seller’s permit in North Carolina is not the same as a North Carolina resale certificate. Getting a resale certificate in Charlotte gives your business the right to purchase goods on a tax-free basis so long as these items are to be resold later. It does not have the same purpose as your North Carolina wholesale license/Certificate of Registration, which must be ordered separately. 

In North Carolina, this document is formally known as a Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Certificate of Exemption (Form E-595E). It is filled out by the purchaser and given to the seller at the time of the initial sale. You must have a valid Certificate of Registration in order to use Form E-595E. 

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How to Get a North Carolina Seller's Permit for Your Business

Ready to get your wholesale license in Charlotte? FastFilings has all the information you need to obtain one. You will need to provide the following data

  • Name of your business
  • Type of business entity
  • Your business address and phone number
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number of owner or officer
  • Projected monthly sales of your business