Quick Answer: In this blog, you will learn how to register for a sales and use tax permit in Maryland. The registration process is best completed online via the Comptroller of Maryland website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Maryland?
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 Maryland 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 Maryland?”
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 Maryland, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Maryland offers one type of permit called a Sales and Use Permit. Currently, there is no charge for a Sales and Use Permit in Maryland.
Where to Register for a Maryland Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Maryland is on their website at https://interactive.marylandtaxes.gov/webapps/comptrollercra/entrance.asp.
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 Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Maryland
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Maryland directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Comptroller of Maryland if you have questions: You can contact the Comptroller of Maryland by calling 1-800-638-2937.
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 Maryland
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
To get started, choose the link titled “Begin Registration” on the website.
Next, select the type of registration and then click “Continue”.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Maryland?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Maryland, 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 Maryland by clicking here.
Please allow up to two weeks for your Maryland sales and use tax license to arrive at the mailing address you provided in the permit application.
Once you receive the sales and use tax license, please go to https://interactive.marylandtaxes.gov/business/bfile/osc/selectapp.aspx.
Select “Create New User Registration.”
Create your login information and make sure you save it somewhere that you can access again in the future.
**Maryland will not list their filing frequency in any paperwork that they send to you. You will need to contact the Comptroller of Maryland at 1-800-638-2937 and they will provide information about the filing frequency to the owner/partner/trustee or member.
Currently, Maryland does not require you to renew your sales tax permit.
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.