West Virginia: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get a West Virginia Business Registration
In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a West Virginia Business Registration and be ready to do business after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
- Does My Business Need A Sales Tax Permit In West Virginia?
- How To Apply For a West Virginia Business Registration
- What Info Do I Need To Apply?
- Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
- Apply For a West Virginia Business Registration Online
- Apply For a West Virginia Business Registration Offline
Who needs a West Virginia Business Registration?
West Virginia requires all vendors engaged in " selling or leasing tangible personal property or rendering a service" to have a sales tax permit, and collect sales taxes from customers for the State of West Virginia. West Virginia also requires all businesses engaged in commerce to acquire a Business Registration Certificate. You can acquire your sales tax license at the same time when you apply for your Business Registration Certificate.
Businesses with a taxable presence within West Virginia are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in West Virginia.
How to get a West Virginia Business Registration:
You can apply for a West Virginia Business Registration Certificate, as well as your sales tax permit, online through the Business4WV web portal. This is an all-in-one stop for acquiring all of the necessary licenses, permits, and accounts you may need to do business in the state. You will need to register for a free Business4WV account before you can begin the actual application process.
After you complete your application, you will receive a packet in the mail with all of the necessary permits, account numbers, and tax forms you need based on your business type.
If you need help registering your business or have questions about your sales tax liabilities, you can call the West Virginia Tax Department at (304) 558-3333.
You need the following information to apply for a West Virginia Business Registration:
West Virginia Business Registration Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
Applying for a West Virginia Business Registration is free, and you will receive your permit after filing your application.
Application Fee: $30
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your West Virginia Business Registration Now:
Get Your West Virginia Business Registration Online
You can easily acquire your West Virginia Business Registration online using the Business for West Virginia Website website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the State Tax Department via the sales tax permit hotline (800) 982-8297 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline West Virginia Business Registration Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a West Virginia Business Registration for your business offline using Form BUS-APP, the "Business Registration". Form BUS-APP can be downloaded from the State Tax Department here .
Mail Completed Form BUS-APP To:West Virginia State Tax Department
PO Box 11425
Charleston, West Virginia 25339-1425
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your West Virginia Business Registration, learn how to collect and remit the West Virginia sales tax.
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