Virtually every type of business must obtain a State Sales Tax Number. If your business sells products on the internet, such as eBay, or through a storefront, and the item is shipped within the State of Alabama, sales tax must be collected from the buyer, and the sales tax must be paid on the collected tax to the State of Alabama.
Depending on the type of business and the amount of revenue, the state sales tax collected must be paid either monthly or quarterly.
Items shipped within State of Alabama are taxable. Items shipped out of the State of Alabama are usually not subject to state sales tax, if annual revenues are less than four million dollars.
You are able to purchase certain items without paying Alabama State Sales Tax. When you buy an item for resale, you purchase the item without paying Alabama State Sales Tax. Items must be for resale or qualified business use. If you purchase an item from a wholesale organization, or even another retailer, and are reselling the item, in most situations, you will be exempt from paying state sales tax.
Almost every wholesale company will require a sales tax number before selling an item or product for resale use. The same applies to opening most commercial resale accounts.
Wholesale trade shows and merchandise marts usually require a state sales tax identification number in order to allow your business to participate.
For fastest processing, please have the following ready to complete the online application for an Alabama State Sales Tax Number.