Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
In most states, the sales tax is designed to be paid by the end-consumer of taxable goods or services. If you are purchasing goods that you intend to resell, you can make purchases from your suppliers tax-free by acquiring the appropriate Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for your state.
States have varying rules about how such tax free purchases must be made. States that are a member of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement all permit the use of a uniform sales tax certificate, while many also have state-specific exemption forms for certain use cases. Many states also allow the use of a blanket resale certificate, which means you can complete a single certificate to keep on file with your suppliers instead of having to make a new one for each tax-exempt purchase.
You can find printable sales tax certificates, as well as usage instructions, for your state using the table below.