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How to get a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority

In New York, 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 New York for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority and be ready to do business 5 days after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!

Who needs a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority?

All business entities that make taxable sales in New York State must register with the NY Department of Taxation and Finance and acquire a Certificate of Authority to collect sales tax. You are considered a vendor and must register with the Tax Department if you sell tangible personal property or taxable services (such as personal property repair/maintenance), and meet any of these conditions:

  • you maintain a place of business in the state, such as a store, office, or warehouse, and sell taxable, tangible personal property or services to persons within the state; or
  • you solicit business in New York State through employees, independent contractors, agents, or other representatives, and through these persons, sell taxable, tangible personal property or services in New York State; or
  • you solicit business through catalogs or other advertising material, and have some additional connection with the state, and through the catalogs you sell taxable, tangible personal property or services; or
  • you make sales of taxable products to customers within New York State, and regularly (at least 12 times a year) deliver the products in your own vehicles.
Casual sales (like the occasional yard sale) are not taxable, but home-based businesses like an eBay or craft business are taxable and must be registered. Home sales of a car or motor vehicle are subject to sales tax, but this tax is paid directly by the purchaser when the vehicle is titled.

Businesses with a taxable presence within New York are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in New York.


How to get a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority:

All of your New York license applications can be done online through their "Business Wizard" portal, including applying for a Certificate of Authority to collect sales tax. You must complete your application at least 20 days before you intend to start making taxable sales.

Use the Business Wizard search tool to search for Form DTF-17, "Application to Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority". You can then complete the application online using your NY.gov account, and a Certificate of Authority will be mailed to you. You should display the Certificate prominantly in your place of business.

You can contact the NY Department of Taxation and Finance's Sales Tax Information Center with any questions at 518-485-2889.

You need the following information to apply for a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority:

Entity type,
Business contact information,
Date you will begin selling in New York,
Bank account info,
Business owner/contact's information

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New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info

You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority, and you will receive your permit 5 days after filing your application.

Application Fee: FREE

Turnaround Time: 5 days

Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed

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Apply For Your New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority Now:

Get Your New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority Online

You can easily acquire your New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority online using the New York Registration Center website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Department of Taxation and Finance via the sales tax permit hotline (518) 485-2889 or by checking the permit info website .

Apply Online Now with New York Registration Center

Offline New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority Application Form

While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority for your business offline using Form DTF-17, the "Application to Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority". Form DTF-17 can be downloaded from the Department of Taxation and Finance here .


What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your New York Sales Tax Certificate of Authority, learn how to collect and remit the New York sales tax.

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