How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia
Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in West Virginia. Registration is best completed online via the West Virginia State Tax Department website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia?
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 West Virginia 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 from our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia?”
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 West Virginia, you can proceed with registering.
Type of Sales Tax Permits Available in West Virginia
West Virginia has one type of sales tax permit available to businesses. West Virginia calls their permit the Combined Sales and Use Tax certificate.
How Much Does a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia Cost?
West Virginia charges a $30 fee for the sales tax application.
Where to Register for a West Virginia Sales Tax Permit
The only way to register with the state of West Virginia is online. You can access online registration here.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of West Virginia directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the West Virginia State Tax Department if you have questions: You can contact the West Virginia State Tax Department by calling (304) 558-3333 or (800) 982-8297.
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 West Virginia
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 West Virginia
For the purpose of this blog, we will be registering as a remote seller (even though there are other options). To get started, choose the link titled “Remote Seller Registration” on the website. This will take you directly to the online application.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in West Virginia?
When you submitted your online permit application, you created a username and password.
You will use these credentials to log back into your account within 24-48 after applying for your Combined Sales and Use Tax Certificate. In order to log in, go to https://mytaxes.wvtax.gov/_/ and enter your username and password.
You should receive your Combined Sales and Use Tax Certificate as well as a welcome letter 7-10 business days after you apply.
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.