An exemption certificate is a number or form which re-sellers , wholesalers, and other direct vendor entities require businesses which wish to purchase for resale, re-manufacturing, in the course of business, and other instances and scenarios as such may be with an exemption certificate.
Exemptions are granted dependent on the client making the purchase, and documentation is always required.
Depending on the state’s laws, certain purchasers may be allowed exemptions.
Depending on whether your company sells a product or provides a service, you may need to register for an exemption certificate.
Furthermore, several trades require an exemption certificate in order to buy, sell, or keep certain bulk items.
To purchase, resell, and even store / maintain tangible objects, many resellers require an exemption certificate.
In most situations, however, you will not be charged sales tax on a transaction made for resale.
Whether you sell your items from your home, in stores, or online, most new enterprises will need to register a business and receive an exemption certificate.
In any event, talking with a tax professional and ensuring that everything is legally necessary is highly suggested, since each business is unique, and many issues occur today that did not exist previously.