Quick Answer: Information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Massachusetts is detailed in this post. Registration is best completed online via the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Massachusetts?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you will need a sales tax permit in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?”
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 Massachusetts, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Massachusetts only has one type of sales tax permit available. Currently, there is no fee to register for a Massachusetts sales tax permit.
Where to Register for a Massachusetts Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Massachusetts is on their website at https://mtc.dor.state.ma.us/mtc/_/#13.
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 Massachusetts
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Massachusetts directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Massachusetts Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Massachusetts Department of Revenue by calling 800-392-6089 Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
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 Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Massachusetts
To get started, choose the link titled “Internet Sales Business Registration” on the website. This link is for businesses that are starting a business, third party registering, requesting a certificate of exemption or registering as a remote retailer/marketplace facilitator.
Click “Next” and follow the prompts that walk you through the process of registering with the state of Massachusetts.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Massachusetts?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts by clicking here.
In the process of applying for your Massachusetts sales tax permit, you created a login and password with the state. Once you have completed the registration process and submitted your sales tax permit application, you will be emailed an authorization code that you will need to login to your account.
A paper copy of your Sales and Use Registration Certificate will arrive 7-10 business days after submission to the provided mailing address.
Currently, there is no expiration date on a Massachusetts sales tax certificate.
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.