Get your Georgia Sales & Use Tax Permit.
A Georgia Sales and Use Tax Permit is required for any business selling or buying tangible goods in Georgia. This permit is also known as a wholesale license, a resale license, a sales permit, and a seller's permit.
Starting at $69.95
Georgia is an economically booming state. Most of this commercial activity is centered in Atlanta, the state capital and one of the major hubs of the world’s financial system. It’s a good time to set up a business here, but before you can open your doors to the public, you need to ensure that you have all applicable permits and licenses. These include what is known as a Georgia seller’s permit.
A seller’s permit is basically a license that authorizes you to collect sales tax on retail transactions. Confusingly, it also goes by a number of other names, such as resale license, wholesale license, sales tax permit, and reseller permit. In Georgia, it’s usually called a sales and use tax permit (or number).
How do you get a seller’s permit in Georgia? The easiest way is to order one though FastFilings’ convenient online portal.
Who Needs a Georgia Resale Certificate?
The State of Georgia requires sales tax to be collected on the retail sale of tangible personal property and some kinds of services, such as rental of accommodations, in-state transportation (e.g., taxi service), and admissions to amusement parks.
If your business is engaged in any of these activities, you need to have a wholesale license in Georgia. Out-of-state businesses that sell in Georgia are also subject to this requirement. State law relating to sales and use tax can be complicated, so you’re advised to visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website for further information.
Seller’s Permit Vs. Resale Certificate in GA
Many people assume that, due to the similarity of names, their reseller permit in Georgia is the same thing as a resale certificate. However, they have significantly different legal purposes, and you can cause problems for yourself if you do not understand what each type of license does.
A Georgia resale certificate (officially called a Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption) grants the right to purchase goods tax-free if they are to be resold later. A resale certificate in Georgia is given by the buyer of these goods to the seller.
How to Get a Georgia Seller’s Permit for Your Business
At FastFilings, it’s a really simple matter to order your Georgia wholesale license. All you need to do is follow the instructions we have provided in our online ordering system. To get started, be sure to gather the following data:
- Name of the business
- Type of business entity
- Address and phone # of the business
- Driver license # of the owner or an officer
- Social Security #
- Projected monthly sales of the business