How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia
Quick Answer: In this blog, you will learn how to register for a sales tax permit in Georgia. The registration process is best completed online via the Georgia Tax Center website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Georgia if you have physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Georgia, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Georgia offers one type of permit, a Sales and Use Tax Permit. There is no fee to register for this permit with the state of Georgia.
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed with this process, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
Where to Register for a Georgia Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Georgia is on their website. You can find the online application here: https://gtc.dor.ga.gov/_/.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Georgia directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Georgia Tax Center if you have questions: You can contact the Georgia Tax Center by calling (877) 423-6711 between 8:00 am – 6:30 pm EST.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
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Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of Georgia
To get started, choose the link titled “Register a New Georgia Business ” on the website. Click “Next” and follow the prompts that walk you through the process of registering with the state of Georgia.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Georgia?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Georgia, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Our team can handle your sales tax returns for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. You can also learn more about how to file and pay a sales tax return in Georgia by clicking here.
During the permit registration process, you chose a username and password. This is what you will use to continue to access your online account. Please make sure you keep that information somewhere safe and accessible.
After your online permit registration submission, you should receive your tax account number within 15-30 minutes via the email address you provided when registering. Once logged into your account, you may then print a copy of your Sales and Use permit there. Also, a paper copy of your Sales and Use permit should arrive at your mailing address within 7-10 business days.
Of note, the Georgia Sales and Use permit does not require renewal on any regular basis. The permit should remain in effect until action is taken to close the account.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.