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California Seller's Permit

8/31/2011

If you have a valid California Seller's Permit, state law requires us to have a signed "Resale Verification Form" on file in order to make your account tax exempt. If you are setting up your online customer profile for the first time, the shopping cart will display the tax. Please fax or email us a copy of your resale information - you can directly download our Resale Verification Form (.pdf). Once we receive the form, we will make the appropriate changes on your account. For more information regarding "no tax status" in California, please see below:

California Customer with Resale Numbers:

California state law now requires us to have a signed Resale Verification Form on file, with your State Sales Tax Permit Number, or we have to charge you sales tax (even if you have a valid seller's permit). If you have not yet ordered from us, but are thinking about ordering some time in the near future, you may want to request a Resale Verification Form from us, so you can fill it out and mail or fax it back in advance. Click here for Resale Verification Form (.pdf).

This Resale Verification Form must be updated at least every 4 years.

This Resale Verification Form is a declaration that you have a valid California seller's permit and, once signed and sent to us, allows us sell to you without charging tax on certain items.

Basically, the Resale Verification Form states that you (the buyer) certify that you are purchasing certain types of items from us:
  1. For resale in the regular course of business without intervening use in the regular course of business.
  2. For use as an ingredient or component part of a new article of tangible personal property to be produced for sale, and/or
  3. As a chemical to be used in processing a new article of tangible personal property to be produced for sale.

  4. Please note: This means a book, display rack, or set of tools, for your own use is taxable. If you are purchasing multiple tools, displays or books for your customers, then we do not charge you tax, because you will charge tax when you re-sell them to your customers.
    If you have more questions, please contact the State Board of Equalization at: https://www.boe.ca.gov.