Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Kentucky. Registration is best completed via a paper application from the Kentucky Department of Revenue. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Kentucky?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit in Kentucky is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Kentucky 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 Kentucky?”
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 Kentucky, you can proceed with registering
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Kentucky only offers one type of sales tax permit called a Sales and Use Tax Account. There currently is no charge to apply for a Kentucky sales tax 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 a Kentucky Sales Tax Permit
You can register for a sales and use permit through the Kentucky Online Gateway. It is important to note that when registering through the Kentucky Online Gateway you will also need to register with the Secretary of State. If you do not need to register with the Secretary of State, you can apply with a paper application instead.
For the purpose of this blog, I will guide you on how to apply via a paper application. You can find a copy of the paper application at https://revenue.ky.gov/Forms/10A100.pdf.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Kentucky
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Kentucky directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Kentucky Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Kentucky Department of Revenue by calling (502) 564-3306.
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 Kentucky
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 Kentucky
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Kentucky
To get started, you can either print and fill out the paper application or you can fill it out online. Either way, you can fax the completed application to the state of Kentucky at (502) 227–0772.
It is possible that some of the questions on the application may not apply. For those questions, you can simply type or write in “Not Applicable.” Additionally, do make sure the completed form is signed by the business owner prior to faxing. You can fax your completed application to (502) 227-0772.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Kentucky?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky by clicking here.
Once you apply for your sales tax permit with the state of Kentucky, it may take up to 4 weeks before your permit comes in the mail.
After your permit arrives, your next step is to create an account at the Kentucky Online Gateway. To get started, select “Create an Account” to begin creating your online profile.
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.