Idaho: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get an Idaho Sales Tax Permit
In Idaho, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Idaho for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get an Idaho Sales Tax Permit and be ready to do business 1-10 days after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs an Idaho Sales Tax Permit?
Idaho requires all businesses operating within the state to get a seller's permit and collect the state sales tax on all sales of goods shipped or delivered to customers in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Taxation defines "operations" as the following:
- Having an office, warehouse, sales or sample room, or storage place
- Maintaining a stock of goods
- Renting or leasing property (other than real property) to a customer who uses the property in Idaho
- Servicing tangible personal property in Idaho
- Having a salesman, agent, or representative who comes to Idaho to sell, deliver, install, or take orders. (It doesn't matter whether the salesman, agent, or representative is your employee, or whether he lives in Idaho or another state.)
Businesses with a taxable presence within Idaho are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Idaho.
How to get an Idaho Sales Tax Permit:
Your business must be registered with the Idaho Secretary of State and have a federal EIN number before you can apply for an Idaho Sales Tax Permit.
You need the following information to apply for an Idaho Sales Tax Permit:
Business entity (type of business),
Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN),
All owners' social security numbers,
Legal business name,
All owners' home addresses and phone numbers,
Date and state of incorporation
All previous account numbers in Idaho
Idaho Sales Tax Permit Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for an Idaho Sales Tax Permit, and you will receive your permit 1-10 days after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: 1-10 days
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Idaho Sales Tax Permit Now:
Get Your Idaho Sales Tax Permit Online
You can easily acquire your Idaho Sales Tax Permit online using the Idaho Business Registration System and Permit/Account Applications website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the State Tax Commission via the sales tax permit hotline (800) 972-7660 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Idaho Sales Tax Permit Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Idaho Sales Tax Permit for your business offline using Form IBR-1, the "Business Registration Form". Form IBR-1 can be downloaded from the State Tax Commission here .
Mail Completed Form IBR-1 To:Idaho Business Registration
PO Box 36
Boise, ID 83722-0410
Alternately, you can fax Form IBR-1 to the State Tax Commission at (208) 334-5364.
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Idaho Sales Tax Permit, learn how to collect and remit the Idaho sales tax.
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