Most states require businesses to obtain a license to sell good in their states. The license permits businesses to collect sales tax on their behalf and most importantly, pay them the sales tax they collect.
In California, the license is called a Seller's Permit. Other states may refer to the license as a Resale Permit/License, Sellers Permit, Certificate of Authority, Use and Sales Tax License/Permit Sales and Use Tax, Application to Collect/Report Tax. Not all states require a license, so check with the state agency that handles sales tax for the specific requirements where your business is located.
Reporting frequencies vary from business to business and typically depend on the sales volume of a business. For example, in California, your payment frequency and schedule is determined when you register for your license based on your anticipated sales volume. Very small businesses with a low anticipated sales volume typically report and pay their sales tax yearly, while other business with a medium to high sales volume are required to report and pay quarterly or monthly.
WorkingPoint's Sales Tax Report helps you complete your sales tax form. As you invoice your customers, WorkingPoint is tracking where your sales occurred and how much of the total sales were taxable or non-taxable. For taxable sales, we track how much you charged in sales tax and the rate charged per item. Use this report to see your taxable and non-taxable sales broken down by State, County and City including the tax rate per taxable sale and the total tax collected.
*Access to this report may depend on your account plan. Log into your account and click Account (located in the upper right hand corner), then Change Account Plan to view your plan details.
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