Quick Answer: Information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Michigan is detailed in this post. Registration is best completed online via the Michigan Department of Treasury website.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Michigan?
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 Michigan 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 Michigan?”
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Michigan, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Michigan has only one type of sales tax permit, a Sales and Use License. Currently, there is no charge for a Michigan sales permit.
Where to Register for a Michigan Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Michigan is on their website at https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43519_43521-5922–,00.html.
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Michigan
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Michigan directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Michigan Department of Treasury if you have questions: You can contact the Michigan Department of Treasury by calling 517-636-6925.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: Here is where you can learn more about our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service.
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Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Michigan
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 Michigan
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Michigan
To get started, choose the link titled “Begin Online Registration” on the website.
Next, click “e-registration” at the bottom of the screen.
Then select the link for “e-registration” and you are on your way!
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Michigan?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Michigan, 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 Michigan by clicking here.
You will be able to access your Michigan online account 24 hours after applying by going to Michigan Treasury Online (MTO) website.
Follow the prompts to create a user profile with the Michigan Treasury Online website. Once you have a Michigan Treasury Online login, you will need to connect your business account to your sales account.
A paper copy of your Sales and Use License will arrive at your mailing address within 8-10 business days.
All Michigan sales tax permits are set to expire every year. Luckily, the state of Michigan automatically renews the permit for you.
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.