How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in South Carolina
Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in South Carolina. Registration is best completed online via the South Carolina Department of Revenue online tax portal. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in South Carolina?
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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina?”
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 South Carolina, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available in South Carolina
South Carolina has a sales and use permit, also known as a Retail License. Currently, there is a $50 fee to apply for a sales permit in South Carolina.
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 South Carolina Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of South Carolina is on online at their website here.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in South Carolina
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of South Carolina directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue by calling Registration at 844-898-8542, option 3 then option 2.
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 South Carolina
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 South Carolina
To get started, choose the link titled “Register a New Business or Tax Account” on the website.
Then, follow the prompts to begin applying for your sales permit with South Carolina.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in South Carolina?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in South Carolina, 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 South Carolina by clicking here.
In the process of applying for your sales tax permit with South Carolina, you created a user ID. Within 24-48 hours after submitting your application online, you will receive an email that contains a temporary password to use with that user ID.
Enter your username and temporary password to connect to your online account here.
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.