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The Resale Certificate is Critial to Begin Buying Liquidation Inventory

Click on your state below to see what forms are typically required to purchase inventory tax-free from any supplier.

Instructions on Obtaining a Resale Certificate/Sales Tax License

StatesResale Certificate Download Sales Tax License Example ImagesWhere to Apply           
Alabama (AL) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 72KB) Sales Tax License
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Alaska (AK) No state sales tax applicable; Juneau city tax is applicable. Send a photocopy of your Juneau, Alaska exemption certificate.

Arizona (AZ) Exempt (PDF – 110KB) Transaction Privilege Tax License
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Arkansas (AR) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 9KB) Sales and Use Tax Permit 1 or Sales and Use Tax Permit 2 Click Here
California (CA) Resale (PDF – 44KB) Seller's Permit Click Here
Colorado (CO) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 22KB) Sales Tax License
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Connecticut (CT) Exempt (PDF – 71KB) Sales and Use Tax Permit Click Here
Delaware (DE) No state sales tax applicable.

Florida (FL) Send a signed copy of your DR-13 certificate issued by the state taxing authority. Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax/DR-13
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Georgia (GA) Resale (PDF – 19KB) Sales Tax Certificate of Registration or Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption
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Hawaii (HI) Sorry, at this time we are not able to ship Liquidation Lots to the state of Hawaii.

Idaho (ID) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 61KB) State Tax Commission Seller's Permit
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Illinois (IL) Resale (PDF – 13KB) Certificate of Registration-Sales and Use Taxes and Fees Click Here
Indiana (IN) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 24KB) Registered Retail Merchant Certificate Click Here
Iowa (IA) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 36KB) Retail Sales Tax Permit 1 or Retail Sales Tax Permit 2 Click Here
Kansas (KS) Resale (PDF – 62KB) Retailers' Sales Tax Registration Certificate Click Here
Kentucky (KY) Resale (PDF – 27KB) Sales and Use Tax Permit 1 or Sales and Use Tax Permit 2 Click Here
Louisiana (LA) Resale (PDF – 34KB)
# For Parish Certificate, contact Parish taxing authority. R-1028 is issued by the state taxing authority.
Resale Certificate
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Maine (ME) Maine Resale Certificate. Issued by the state taxing authority. Resale Certificate
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Maryland (MD) Resale (PDF – 17KB)
Copy of Sale Tax License Required. Sales Tax License is issued by the state taxing authority. Purchases must total $200.00 or more to qualify for the exemption
Sales and Use Tax License
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Massachusetts (MA) Resale (PDF – 74KB) Sales and Use Tax Registration or Sales Tax Resale Certificate Click Here
Michigan (MI) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 43KB) Sales Tax License Click Here
Minnesota (MN) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 89KB) Certificate of Exemption
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Mississippi (MS) Resale (DOC – 21KB)
Copy of Retailer's Permit Required. Retailer's Permit is issued by the state taxing authority.
Retailer's Permit Click Here
Missouri (MO) Resale (PDF – 90KB) Retail Sales License Click Here
Montana (MT) No state sales tax applicable.

Nebraska (NE) Resale (PDF – 317KB) Sales Tax Permit Click Here
Nevada (NV) Resale (PDF – 64KB) Sales Tax Permit Click Here
New Hampshire (NH) No state sales tax applicable.

New Jersey (NJ) Resale (PDF – 41KB) Certificate of Authority Click Here
New Mexico (NM)

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Tax Type 02: Products purchased for resale

Registration Certificate
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New York (NY) Resale (PDF – 13KB) Certificate of Authority Click Here
North Carolina (NC) Exempt (PDF – 485KB) Sales and Use Tax Registration Click Here
North Dakota (ND) Resale (PDF – 31KB) Sales and Use Tax Permit Click Here
Ohio (OH) Resale (PDF – 13KB) Vendor's License or Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate Click Here
Oklahoma (OK) Resale (DOC – 21KB)
Copy of Sale Tax License Required. Sales Tax License is issued by the state taxing authority.
Sales Tax Permit Click Here
Oregon (OR) No state sales tax applicable.

Pennsylvania (PA) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 136KB) Sales Tax License Click Here
Puerto Rico (PR) PR Department of Treasury Exemption Certificate. Issued by the state taxing authority.

Rhode Island (RI) Resale (PDF – 28KB) Permit to Make Sales at Retail Click Here
South Carolina (SC) Resale (PDF – 158KB) Retail License Click Here
South Dakota (SD) Resale (PDF – 131KB) Sales Tax License
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Tennessee (TN) Resale (PDF – 42KB) Certificate of Registration Click Here
Texas (TX) Resale (PDF – 17KB) Sales and Use Tax Permit Click Here
Utah (UT) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 240KB) Sales Tax License/Use Tax Certificate of Registration Click Here
Vermont (VT) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 247KB) Sales and Use Tax Registration Click Here
Virginia (VA) Resale (PDF – 57KB) Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Registration or Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Click Here
Washington, D.C. (DC) Resale (PDF – 104KB)
Exempt (PDF – 41KB)
Certificate of Resale
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Washington (WA) Resale (PDF – 283KB) Reseller Permit Click Here
West Virginia (WV) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 22KB) Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Exemption Click Here
Wisconsin (WI) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 69KB) Seller's Permit Click Here
Wyoming (WY) Resale or Exempt (PDF – 772KB) Sales/Use Tax License
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