Who Needs a Los Angeles Seller's Permit?
With a population of around four million people, L.A. is a great place to do business. But if you own a place of business in Los Angeles, CA that is involved in the sale or lease of tangible goods subject to sales tax, you must have a valid seller’s permit to conduct these operations legally. A seller’s permit—also called a resale license, a wholesale license, a reseller permit, and a sales and use tax permit—gives you the authority to collect sales tax, which in turn must be passed on to the state. With FastFilings, businesses in Los Angeles can easily apply for a California seller’s permit.
Any retail or wholesale business that sells or leases tangible goods anywhere in the state must have one of these permits. The law applies to all kinds of businesses: proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations.
If any of these conditions apply, you must have a seller’s permit:
- You have some kind of temporary or permanent business space in California; or
- You have at least one sales agent or representative in California; or
- You collect rental payments from leasing tangible property in California.
Even if you’re doing business in Los Angeles only on a temporary basis, you need to have a California wholesale license.