Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Missouri. Registration is best completed online via the Missouri Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Missouri?
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 Missouri 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 Missouri?”
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 Missouri, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
The state of Missouri offers two different types of sales tax permits. Please read the information associated with the two permit types carefully to determine which permit is the best choice for your business. Of note, the Vendors Use Tax permit is generally assigned to out-of-state retailers.
Sales Tax: https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/
Vendors Use Tax: https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/hb600.php
Currently, there is no charge for a Missouri Vendor Use 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 Missouri Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a sales tax permit in Missouri, either by paper application or via the online website. We recommend submitting the application via the online website as it will generally be processed faster and you will receive a confirmation upon submission. Having a submission confirmation will help in the event that your application is not processed on-time, or in the event that it is not processed at all (which unfortunately can happen every now and again).
Online Application Location: The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Missouri is on their website at https://dor.mo.gov/registerbusiness/index.php.
Paper Application Location: https://dor.mo.gov/forms/2643.pdf
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Missouri
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Missouri directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Missouri Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Missouri Department of Revenue by calling (573) 751-5860.
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.
Let our team of professionals help you register for sales tax permits.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Missouri
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 Missouri
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Missouri
To get started, choose the link titled “online registration system” on the website.
Next, click the large green button at the bottom of the page, “Start Registration here,” and follow the prompts that walk you through the process of registering with the state of Missouri. Make sure to keep safe the registration confirmation number once the process is complete.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Missouri?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Missouri, 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 Missouri by clicking here.
Missouri is one of the few states that will not mail out a paper sales tax permit.
However, once you submit your permit registration to the state of Missouri, you can gain access to your online account shortly after 24 hours. In order to do this, please go to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Click on the “Business” icon and a new window will pop up.
Once at this screen, you will select “Check Registration Status.”
At this point, you will enter the business FEIN and the confirmation number that you received when applying for your permit. A screen will then show you the account number and PIN number associated with your account.
You will then go back to the Missouri Department of Revenue and create an account.
You will first need to select an option regarding the type of user for the account. Then, follow the prompts to create your online account with the state of Missouri.
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.