Nebraska: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit
In Nebraska, 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 Nebraska for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit and be ready to do business 2 weeks after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit?
Registration with the Nebraska Department of Revenue is required if you will have employees, intend to engage in retail sales, renting/leasing tangible personal property, or will be providing services which are subject to sales tax.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Nebraska are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Nebraska.
How to get a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit:
Nebraska is one of the few states that still does not offer any online method to obtain a sales tax license. You'll have to obtain a license the old-fashioned way, by submitting a completed copy of Form 20, the Nebraska Tax Application. This form will allow you to apply for any tax permits and Department of Revenue accounts you will need to run your business. You will generally need to have a federal EIN number before you apply.
By default, you will need to submit a unique Form 20 application for each physical location you have in Nebraska. If you want to request combined sales tax filing for two or more retail locations, you must complete Nebraska Form 11.
You can request more details or have forms sent to you by calling the Nebraska Department of Revenue at 800-742-7474 (NE and IA) or 402-471-5729.
You need the following information to apply for a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit:
Business into (EIN, address, etc),
Owner's personal info
Nebraska Sales Tax Permit Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit, and you will receive your permit 2 weeks after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: 2 weeks
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Nebraska Sales Tax Permit Now:
Get Your Nebraska Sales Tax Permit Online
You can easily acquire your Nebraska Sales Tax Permit online using the Nebraska One-Stop Business Registration Information System website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Department of Revenue via the sales tax permit hotline (800) 742-7474 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Nebraska Sales Tax Permit Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Nebraska Sales Tax Permit for your business offline using Form 20, the "Tax Application". Form 20 can be downloaded from the Department of Revenue here .
Mail Completed Form 20 To:Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98903
Lincoln, NE 68509-8903
Or fax: 402-471-5927
Alternately, you can fax Form 20 to the Department of Revenue at (402) 471-5927.
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Nebraska Sales Tax Permit, learn how to collect and remit the Nebraska sales tax.
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