| 8:46 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Most likely becuase each wholesaler can't possibly know in which states the people they sell to operate. I'm not sure, but they be legally obligated to charge sales tax to everyone who doesn't have a resale certificate.
| 6:12 am on Jun 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Often, possessing a "sale tax license" in your state is the same as a "resale certificate"
| 3:14 pm on Jun 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The real reason that wholesalers ask you for a resale certificate or sales tax certificate is to verify that you are a legitimate business and not an individual who wants to make a one time purchase at a wholesale price.
It's simply not profitable enough for many wholesalers to deal with the public.
| 3:17 pm on Jun 4, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Ok, so then if I don't do business within my state of operation then I don't have to charge sales tax to customers who are in other states or international countries, right?
The "resale certificate" only applies to states that I have operations in, and these are the customers that I have to pass on the sales tax to since the wholesaler didn't charge me sales tax, right?
Thank you, again.
| 6:03 pm on Jun 4, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The wholesaler needs the certificate to enable them to not charge you tax on the order. You are their customer in the same state and they won't be charging you tax.
They don't care who you sell to.
| 7:58 pm on Jun 4, 2007 (gmt 0)|
In the past, I often could not put my hands on my resale certificate, so I would just make up a number to use. It always worked except once, when a company in my state wanted the actual copy of the resale certificate faxed to them. I decided that even though I by then had actually located my resale certificate, it was not worth my while to do business with them. None of the manufacturers I have dealt with in the past seven years have ever asked me for a resale certificate, and none of the actual wholesalers who have a significant minimum have ever asked me for a resale certificate. I have found that almost inevitably, someone asking for a resale certificate or number or whatever is offering you the opportunity to buy stuff at 50% off. That is not wholesale as far as I am concerned. Wholesale starts at 70% off, IMO. But my neck of the woods is chock full of companies offering this kind of "wholesale."