How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in North Dakota
Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in North Dakota. Registration is best completed online via the Portal for North Dakota State Government website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in North Dakota?
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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota?”
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 North Dakota, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available in North Dakota
North Dakota offers one type of permit, a Sales and Use Tax Permit. There is no fee to register for this permit with the state of North Dakota.
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 North Dakota Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a sales tax permit in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota is on the website at https://apps.nd.gov/tax/tap/_/.
Paper Application Location: https://www.nd.gov/tax/data/upfiles/media/wh-sales-application_1.pdf?20191116160904
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in North Dakota
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of North Dakota directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the North Dakota State Government if you have questions: You can contact the North Dakota State Government by calling 701-328-1241.
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.
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Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in North Dakota
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 North Dakota
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with North Dakota
To get started, choose the link titled “Apply for Sales and Use or Withholding Account” on the website.
Next, select “Electronic Application” and follow the prompts that walk you through the process of registering with the state of North Dakota.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in North Dakota?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota by clicking here.
You should receive your North Dakota approval letter within 10-14 business days after you apply for your sales and use permit.
The letter includes your permit number with the state of North Dakota, your filing frequency, and instructions on how to set up your North Dakota account online.
You will go to the North Dakota Taxpayer Access and click on “Sign Up For Access.” Follow the prompts to create your account online.
North Dakota sales and use permits remain active until the taxpayer requests to cancel the 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.
Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.