michigan state sales tax resale certificate

Michigan State Sales Tax Resale Certificate

Michigan State Sales Tax Resale Certificate

Michigan Sales Tax

Michigan State Sales Tax Online Application

Do you need to get a Michigan State Sales Tax Certificate?

Michigan Sales Tax Application Common Questions & Support

What constitutes taxable services in Michigan?


The majority of service businesses are not taxable in Michigan. The exceptions would be service businesses that manufacture tangible parts or products and sell them at retail. A good example of this would be a HVAC company that services and sells air conditioning units and their parts.



Why do I need a Sales Tax Certificate to purchase wholesale items for Resale in the State of Michigan?


As a wholesale company conducting business in the state of Michigan, you are required to have a sales tax certificate when purchasing items at wholesale prices, Therefore, suppliers must request a copy of your resale certificate before selling you items at wholesale prices.



Do you have to collect Michigan Sales Taxes for shipping charges?


If you list shipping charges separately then you do not have to collect sales tax, but if you lump them in with the price of the merchandise sold then you would have to.



Is there sales tax on drop shipments in the state of Michigan?


A drop shipment is where a seller (most times out of state) sells a product which is then delivered to a consumer by a third-party shipper. In most instances, drop shipments in Michigan are required to have sales tax added.



Are there any exemptions to taxable items sold with the State of Michigan?


Raw materials used in manufacturing and custom downloadable software are tax exempt.

About Michigan State Sales Tax

( if any apply to your Michigan business )


You have a physical office or place you conduct in the State of Michigan


You sell or ship products to a buyer in the State of Michigan


You have a distribution location such as a storage area or warehouse space in the State of Michigan


You have employees physically present in the State of Michigan (including independent contractors, Sales persons, representatives, or agents)


Your business has remote entity presence (Remote sellers making sales in the State of Michigan)


Your business has economic presence (businesses who make over $250,000 in sales annually) in the State of Michigan



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