How to Download a Resale Certificate Form for Each State

by | Nov 22, 2019

Short Summary: In this blog post, we will provide you with information (and links) on how to download a sales tax resale certificate form in each state. These are needed in order to purchase inventory tax-free.

What Is a Resale Certificate?

A resale certificate is a tax form that you can provide to your supplier in order to purchase inventory tax-free (assuming you are reselling the inventory to customers, of course!). This means that if you have the proper documentation, you can avoid paying sales tax on your purchases which can save you a good chunk of change. 

Before you get started, you should note that many states will allow you to use an out-of-state resale certificate to complete their documentation. But there are 9 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that don’t accept out-of-state resale certificates which will require that you register for a sales tax permit in their state. You can learn more about that by reading this blog post

 

A Quick Note on Multistate Resale Certificates

Before you begin downloading each individual resale certificate, you should keep in mind that there are two multi-state resale certificates that you can use. These forms will allow you the ease of providing resale certificates for multiple states at once. 

1. The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SST) has created the Streamlined Sales Tax Exemption Certificate which can be used for all of their member states.

2. The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) has created the Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate which can be used for some of their member states.  Please consult the link for a complete list of the states that accept the Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate, subject to notes on pages 2-4 of that document.  

If you are using either of these multistate resale certificate forms, you need to pay special attention to the instructions on completing the form, as well as what each state will allow. 

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How to Get a Resale Certificate in Each State

Now for the good stuff!  You can find here state-by-state information on how to download a resale certificate form. This section also includes links to the state forms.

Alabama

In order to get a resale exemption certificate in Alabama, you’ll need to complete the Application for Certificate of Exemption, Form EX-A1. You can learn more about exemption certificate applications and forms here. Please note that Alabama does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Alaska

Alaska does not have state sales tax and there is no resale exemption form.

 

Arizona

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Arizona, you’ll need to complete the TPT Exemption Certificate – General, Form 5000. Arizona does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Arkansas

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Arkansas, you’ll need to complete the Exemption Certificate, Form ST-391. Arkansas does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

California

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for California, you’ll need to go to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Forms page and do a search for “exemption”. Please note California does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Colorado

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Colorado, you’ll need to complete the Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Multi-Jurisdiction, Form DR 0563. Colorado does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Connecticut

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Connecticut, you’ll need to complete the CT Sales & Use Tax Resale Certificate. Connecticut does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Delaware

Delaware doesn’t have sales tax, but they do have a resale certificate. In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Delaware, you’ll need to complete the Delaware Wholesale Exemption Certificate

 

Florida

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Florida, you’ll need to go to the Florida Department of Revenue Forms page. Scroll to the “Sales and Use” tax section to find the form. Please note, Florida does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate.  

 

Georgia

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Georgia, you’ll need to complete the Certificate of Exemption, Form ST-5. Georgia does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Hawaii

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Hawaii, you’ll need to complete the Resale Certificate General Form(s). Please note Hawaii does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Idaho

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Idaho, you’ll need to complete the Sales Tax Resale or Exemption Certificate, Form ST-101. Idaho does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Illinois

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Illinois, you’ll need to complete Form CRT-61. Please note that Illinois does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate.  

 

Indiana

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Indiana, you’ll need to complete the Exemption Certificate, Form ST-105. Indiana does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Iowa

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Iowa, you’ll need to complete the Sales/Use/Excise Tax Exemption Certificate(31014). Iowa does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Kansas

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Kansas, you’ll need to complete the Kansas Resale ST-28A Form. Kansas does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Kentucky

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Kentucky, you’ll need to complete the Resale Certificate Form 51A105 (7-19). Kentucky does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Louisiana

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Louisiana, you’ll need to download it from your LATAP account. You can find instructions here. Please note that Louisiana does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Maine

In order to get a resale exemption certificate from Maine, you’ll need to contact the DOR directly. You can learn more here. Maine does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Maryland

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Maryland, you’ll need to provide your vendor with the proper documentation. Maryland does not have a specific form to complete. Please note that Maryland does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Massachusetts

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Massachusetts, you’ll need to complete the ST-4: Sales Tax Resale Certificate Form. Please note Massachusetts does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

Michigan

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Michigan, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption (Form 3372). Michigan does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Minnesota

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Minnesota, you’ll need to complete Form ST3 Certificate of Exemption. Minnesota does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Mississippi

Mississippi does not have a resale exemption certificate form. Mississippi does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Missouri

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Missouri, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate (Form 149). Missouri does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Montana

Montana does not have state sales tax and does not have a resale exemption form. 

 

Nebraska

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Nebraska, you’ll need to complete the Nebraska Resale or Exempt Sale Certificate (Form 13). Nebraska does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Nevada

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Nevada, you’ll need to complete the Nevada Resale Certificate. Nevada does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not have state sales tax and does not have a resale exemption form.

 

New Jersey

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for New Jersey, you’ll need to complete the Resale Certificate Form (ST3). New Jersey does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

New Mexico

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for New Mexico, you’ll need to complete the Multijurisdictional Sales and Use Tax Certificate issued by the Multistate Tax Commission or the Border States Uniform Sale for Resale Certificates (BSCs).  New Mexico will only accept these forms and does not accept any tax exemption certificates issued by other states. 

 

New York

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for New York, you’ll need to complete Form ST-120. New York does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

North Carolina

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for North Carolina, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Certificate of Exemption Form. North Carolina does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

North Dakota

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for North Dakota, you’ll need to complete the Certificate for Resale Form SFN 21950. North Dakota does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Ohio

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Ohio, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate, form STEC B. Ohio does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Oklahoma

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Oklahoma, you’ll need to complete the MTC Exemption Form. Oklahoma does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Oregon

Oregon does not have state sales tax and does not have a resale exemption form.

 

Pennsylvania

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Pennsylvania, you’ll need to complete the Exemption Certificate, form REV-1220. Pennsylvania does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Rhode Island

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Rhode Island, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax – Exemption Certificate. Rhode Island does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

South Dakota

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for South Dakota, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption. South Dakota does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Tennessee

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Tennessee, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption. Tennessee does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Texas

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Texas, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Form 01-339. Texas does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Utah

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Utah, you’ll need to complete the Exemption Certificate Form TC-721. Utah does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Vermont

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Vermont, you’ll need to complete the Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Form S-3. Vermont does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Virginia

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Virginia, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Form ST-10. Virginia does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Washington

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Washington, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Exemption form. Please note that Washington does not accept out-of-state resale certificates and you will need to register in this state in order to attain an in-state resale certificate. 

 

West Virginia

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for West Virginia, you’ll need to complete the Streamlined Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. West Virginia does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Wisconsin

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Wisconsin, you’ll need to complete the Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Form S-211F.  Wisconsin does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

Wyoming

In order to get a resale exemption certificate for Wyoming, you’ll need to complete the SSTP Certificate of Exemption. Wyoming does accept out-of-state resale certificates.

 

If you have specific questions and are unsure of where you need sales tax permits, consider TaxValet’s Done-for-You Sales Tax Service which includes consultations with a sales tax professional. 

Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.

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