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I've been calling some wholesalers and they keep asking me to send them a copy of my "resale certificate". I understand that this certificate says that my wholesaler won't charge me sales tax and then I have to pass the sales tax on to my customers.
My ecommerce site will be selling to other US states and to international countries. I won't be doing business in the state that I reside in; so my question is do I still have to collect sales tax? I thought the only state that I would have to collect sales tax is in the state that I operate in, right?
If this is the case then why do I need a "resale certificate" to setup an account with a wholesaler if I'm not doing business in my state as of now?
It's simply not profitable enough for many wholesalers to deal with the public.
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.
They don't care who you sell to.