West Virginia Sales Tax Application Registration

Any business that sells goods or taxable services within the state of Illinois to customers located in Illinois is required to collect sales tax from that buyer. This will include all online businesses. Any seller which conducts business and has a major presence within the state must collect sales tax in Illinois must pay taxes to the state. Therefore, these sellers required to file for a Sales tax certificate. By not doing so the business may face sanctions or other types of penalties. Additionally, depending on the businesses location and tax jurisdiction, localities such as counties, cities, and other districts can also add additional sales and use taxes.

Do you need to get a Sales Tax certificate in West Virginia?

You may need a Sales Tax Certificate if any of the following apply your business:

  • You have a physical office or place you conduct
  • You sell or ship products to a buyer in West Virginia
  • Your business sells tangible goods and products to an end user

What constitutes taxable services in West Virginia?

The majority of service businesses are not taxable in West Virginia. The exceptions would be if your business offers Janitorial, transportation, personal, or professional services

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

As a wholesale company conducting business in the state of West Virginia, 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 need to collect sales tax on shipping and handling of merchandise?

If you sell tangible goods in West Virginia that are taxable than you would charge sales tax on shipping and handling charges.

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

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 West Virginia are required to have sales tax added

Are there any exemptions to taxable items sold?

Sales tax exemptions would be medical devices, raw materials used in manufacturing and machinery, leases or rentals of motor vehicles, and groceries

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