Just going to sell some stuff on the side... You may need to get a Sellers Permit or risk receiving a Criminal Citation
A Criminal Citation is a Notice to Appear in court for the commission of a criminal misdemeanor violation. This isn’t good, sounds bad, but won’t get you any “street creds”....smile
You must obtain a seller's permit if you:
• Are engaged in business in California and
• Intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail.
The requirement to obtain a seller's permit applies to individuals as well as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Both wholesalers and retailers must apply for a permit.
If you do not hold a seller's permit and will make sales during temporary periods, such as Christmas tree sales and rummage sales, you must apply for a temporary seller's permit. Such permits are normally issued to selling operations lasting no longer than 90 days at one location.
As a permit holder, you are required to:
• Report and pay sales and use taxes
• Keep adequate records
You are also required to notify the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) if you:
• Change your business address
• Change the ownership of your business
• Add or drop a partner
• Sell your business
• Buy another business
• Discontinue your business
Failure to get a sellers permit could result in a criminal citation. For more information click here:
For how to obtain a sellers permit click here:
To register online click here:
For a video on how to resister to get a sellers permit click here: