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South Carolina Seller’s Permit, Wholesale License & Reseller License

South Carolina isn’t commonly known as an ideal place to do business, but the fact is that there are plenty of opportunities here for the wise entrepreneur. The state has a wide-ranging and still-growing manufacturing sector, as well as significant representation from the real estate and travel services sectors. But like all states, South Carolina requires aspiring business owners to obtain a number of licenses and permits. These include a type of business permit called a retail license.

What is a retail license? In South Carolina, it authorizes a business to collect sales tax on retail transactions. Most U.S. states call this license something else, like seller’s permit, sales and use tax permit, sales tax permit, resale license, reseller permit, or wholesale license. All these names refer to the same type of license—and if you’re planning to open a retail business in this state, you probably need to get one.

Fortunately, ordering a retail license is easy with FastFilings. First, however, there is some information you should know before you request your wholesale license in South Carolina.

Do You Need a Reseller Permit in South Carolina?

If your business is involved in the retail sale of tangible personal property anywhere in South Carolina, you need a retail license. Every location you control that is engaged in this activity must have a separate permit. A remote seller—that is, a business that does not have a physical location in the state but carries out transactions here—must have a South Carolina wholesale license if its gross revenues exceed $100,000.

In addition to the above, certain types of services are taxable, and businesses that engage in these activities must have a retail license. Relevant services include dry cleaning, communication services, rental of accommodations, jewelry repair, and shoe repair.

A retail license remains valid for the lifetime of the business, unless there is a change in ownership. In this case, the new owner must apply for a new license.

Reseller Permits
Seller’s Permit and Resale Certificate

Seller’s Permit vs. Resale Certificate in SC

A resale certificate is not the same license as your seller’s permit in South Carolina. It is important to understand the difference between the two. A South Carolina resale certificate enables a business to purchase goods tax-free on the condition that these items will be resold at a later time. 

This certificate is filled out by the buyer and given to the seller. The seller is expected to retain a copy of each resale certificate in South Carolina for auditing purposes. Be aware that the seller is also expected to ensure that the certificate is completed properly, or else they will be held liable for the unpaid sales tax.

How to Get a South Carolina Seller’s Permit for Your Business

FastFilings’ online ordering form gives you a very convenient way to request your retail license—and it takes only a few minutes to fill out. You’ll need to provide some basic information about your business:

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