Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Idaho. Registration is best completed online via the Idaho Sales Tax Commission. More detailed information is included below.

    Registration Fee: The sales tax permit registration fee in Idaho is free.

    Renewal Required?: Sales tax permit renewal is not required in Idaho.

    Turnaround Time: In Idaho, you will receive account number through mail, set up account and then request a code from ID. Codes are mailed and may take 5-7 business days.


    Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Idaho?

    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 Idaho if you have a 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 Idaho?

    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 Idaho, you can get started with registering.


    Types of Sales Tax Permits Available

    Idaho has only one type of sales tax permit called a Sales and Use Tax Permit. There is currently no fee to apply for an Idaho Sales and Use permit.  

    If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, 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 an Idaho Sales Tax Permit

    The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Idaho is on their website at https://www2.labor.idaho.gov/ibrs/ibr.aspx.


    Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Idaho

    If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Idaho directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf. 

    How to contact the Idaho State Tax Commission if you have questions: You can contact the Idaho State Tax Commission by calling (800) 972-7660. 

    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.


    Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Idaho

    Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information: 

    To get started, choose the link titled “I am ready to register my new business” on the website. Follow the prompts and then click on “Create a New Account”. 

    You will then create a username and password.  Please keep these in a safe place as you will need them in the future.


    What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Idaho?

    Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Idaho, 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 Idaho by clicking here.  

    A paper copy of your Out-of-State Retailers Sellers Permit will arrive at your mailing address within 7-10 business days.  Included with the permit will be a letter that will indicate your filing frequency. You also will receive a Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) code in the mail.  This code will be needed to access your online account. When you receive the code, please go to Idaho TAP to enter your login information from the permit application.  Follow the prompts on the website.  

    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.


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