Wholesale Customers Requirements


 

If you’re thinking about becoming a wholesale customer, or you already are and haven’t placed your first wholesale order with us yet, this page is full of valuable information about the resale documentation we need to help you set up of your wholesale account. In order to be as helpful as possible, we provide links to the documents needed to qualify as a wholesale customer at Nina Designs and the documentation required for your purchases to be exempt from state sales and use taxes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

DISCLAIMER: 

Sales and Use Tax throughout the United States is a changing landscape of laws and documentation. Although we do our best to update this infomation, we provide it only as a reference for our customers based on our company's needs. In no way should this list be used as your sole source of infomation. If you discover that any of the links are incorrect or that information has changed, please contact us and we will update the links.

This is not in any way meant to be legal advice. Please contact your state directly if you have any questions about how to obtain your business or resale license.

For those of you just starting your new jewelry business, we wish you the best of luck. Be sure to read Nina's ebook, How To Grow Your Jewelry Business, for advice on how to be a success.


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Alabama

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Alabama Sales Tax License. If you only sell wholesale you can submit your Alabama State Sales and Use Tax Certificate of exemption AND your FEIN #. No additional sale tax exemption certificate is needed.

Alabama’s state issued resale license is called a Sales Tax License. Apply online for a Sales Tax Account Number and then be sent a Sales Tax License at the Alabama Business Tax Online Registration System. You can receive a Sales Tax Account Number and Sales Tax License within 2-3 days of filing your free application if you choose to be notified by email.  Alabama Sales and Use Tax FAQ

Alaska

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your state-issued business license or other proof of established business. Alaska does not collect sales and use tax and we therefore do not requite a sales tax exemption form. To read more about requirements for starting a business in Alaska, visit the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development website.

Arizona

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Arizona state or city issued Transaction Privilege Tax License and a completed Arizona Resale Certificate Form 5000A. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Arizona’s state issued resale license is called a Transaction Privilege Tax License (TPT). Arizona typically requires resellers to have a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license from both the state of Arizona, and the city you are based in.  Read more about the application process and then visit the Arizona Department of Revenue to apply for a TPT license. Also visit the Arizona Commerce Authority’s webpage to check if your city requires its’ own TPT License.  

Arkansas

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Arkansas State Sales and Use Tax Permit and a completed Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Arkansas’ state issued resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Permit. Arkansas’ online information is limited until you register for a taxpayer account. Click on the following link to sign in, create a Sales and Use Tax account, and to pay your Sales and Use Tax online. Arkansas Taxpayer Access Points

California

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your California Seller's Permit and a completed California Resale Certificate Form CDTFA230. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

You can register for a Sellers Permit with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). Our company is based in California and we follow all requirements set by the state government regarding the documentation that our California customers must provide.

Colorado

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Colorado state issued Sales Tax License and a completed Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Most CO Sales Tax licenses are valid for a two-year period and expire at the end of odd-numbered years. Filing for a Standard Sales Tax License requires a $50 deposit which is refunded at the close of the business. Apply online at the Colorado Business Express website. For general information visit the CO Department of Revenue Taxation Division Webpage

Connecticut

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Connecticut Sales Tax and Use Permit and a completed Sales and Use Tax Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

The CT Sales and Use Tax Permit is valid for five years. Read more about how to apply for a Sales Tax Permit (Resale Number) Information. Visit the CT Taxpayer Service Center to read more about how to register.

Delaware

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Delaware state issued Business License. Delaware does not collect sales and use tax. Visit the Delaware Division of Revenue Business First Steps webpage for more information on how to apply for a license.

Florida

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Florida Annual Resale Certificate before placing your first order. 

Florida issues each registered dealer a Certificate of Registration and an Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax at the same time. Nina Designs requires the Resale Certificate. The certificates expire annually on December 31, but as long as you are a registered dealer and are conducting business, your certificates renew automatically. Read more about the process by visiting Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax Brochure.

Georgia

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Georgia Sales Tax Certificate of Registration and a completed Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Georgia’s resale certificate is called the Certificate of Registration or Sales Tax Certificate of Registration. Georgia limits the amount of available online information to those who are signing up for permits.  Please let us know if you have helpful information about your experience obtaining a Certificate of Registration with the state of Georgia. Check out the following links for more information about Sales and Use Tax in Georgia and Georgia Taxes FAQ. The permit is free to obtain and does not expire.

Hawaii

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Hawaii state issued General Tax License and a completed Resale Certificate for Goods General Form. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

There is a one-time fee of $20 to obtain a General Excise Tax License.  Click on the BB1-Packet link under the heading “How can I apply for a GET License?” to complete your State of Hawaii Basic Business Application and receive a General Excise Tax License on the General Excise Tax Information website.

Idaho

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Idaho state issued Seller's Permit and a completed Sales Tax Resale Exemption Form ST-101. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Idaho’s resale license is called the Seller’s Permit. Fill out the IBR-1 (Idaho Business Registration) application to obtain a Seller’s Permit on the Idaho Business Registration Information website. Learn more about Businesses Sales and Use Tax Information in Idaho.

Illinois

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your state issued Certificate of Registration and a completed Certificate of Resale Form CRT-61. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Visit the Business Registration page of the Illinois Revenue website to register for a license.

Indiana

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Indiana Registered Retail Merchant Certificate and a completed Indiana Sales Tax Exemption Form ST-105. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Indiana’s resale license is called the Registered Retail Merchant Certificate. Fill out the Business Tax Application to receive a Registered Retail Merchant Certificate. Follow the link below to find the Business Tax Application button under the video player. The Certificate automatically renews every two years, unless you have delinquent payments, at which point you will have to fill out a form and pay a $25 fee to get your Certificate renewed. Apply for a certificate with the Indiana Department of Revenue – Sales Tax. Read more about Indiana’s Sales Tax and Registered Retail Merchant Certificate FAQ.

Iowa

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Indiana Retail Sales Tax Permit and a completed Iowa Sales Tax Exemption Certificate.Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Iowa’s resale license is called a Retail Sales Tax Permit. The Iowa Department of Revenue webpage lists the action to take to apply for a Sales Tax Permit. Once you have your permit you can submit it along with the Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. The exemption certificate must be updated with the seller (Nina Designs) every three years.

Kansas

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Kansas Retailers' Sales Tax Registration Certificate and a completed Kansas Resale Exemption Form. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Read more about Kansas laws regarding sales tax in the Kansas’ Sales Tax and Compensating Tax Use Guide. Learn more by visiting the Kansas’ Department of Revenue Business Tax page.

Kentucky

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Kentucky Sales and Use Tax Permit and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

If you are starting a new business in Kentucky or beginning a new taxable activity, you may need to register with the Department of Revenue. You can apply for a Sales and Use Tax permit using the Online Business Registration Portal.

Louisiana

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Louisiana Sales Tax Registration Certificate and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

You can apply for a license with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Visit the LA Department of Revenue for more Louisiana Resale Certificate Information.

Maine

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Maine Resale Certificate and a completed Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

It is free to apply for a resale certificate, but read the FAQ first to find out if you qualify for a resale license. Maine Revenue Services Sales and Use, Withholding, and Service Provider Tax Registration FAQ Visit the Sales & Use, Withholding and Service Provider Tax Registration Service page to register for a new Sales and Use Tax account.

Maryland

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales & Use Tax License and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Complete a Combined Registration Application to apply for a Sales and Use Tax License on the Comptroller of Maryland – Entrance website. Learn more Sales and Use Tax information for Maryland.

Massachusetts

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales and Use Tax Registration Registration and a completed Sales Tax Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Register online with the Department of Revenue to obtain a certificate. Learn more by visiting the MA Sales and Use Tax Resources website.

Michigan

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Michigan Sales and Use Tax Certificate and a completed Michigan Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

Michigan’s resale license is called a Sales Tax License. Complete the Online Business Registration and Form 518 to receive your Sales Tax License.  Find Form 518 under the question “How do I obtain a sales tax license?” in the Sales and Use Tax FAQ. Visit the Michigan Small Business Development Center's Website for helpful information on starting and growing your business in Michigan. 

Minnesota

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Minnesota Tax Identification (ID) Number and a completed MN Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

We will require a copy of your confirmation letter from Minnesota, which states “Please keep this letter as proof of registration”. Registering online renders an instantly usable valid ID number. Read more about the MN Tax ID# and how to register for one.

Mississippi

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Retailers Permit and a completed Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Mississippi’s resale license document states that it is a “State of Mississippi Permit to engage in business of selling tangible personal property or services taxable under the sales tax law”.  For briefness’ sake, we’re calling it the Retailers Permit. Register for your Sales Permit online.

Missouri

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Retail Sales License and a completed Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Read more about how to register for a retail sales tax license online on the Business Tax Registration FAQ of the MO Department of Revenue's website.

Montana

Montana does not collect sales and use tax. To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Montana customers.  One example is an Assumed Business Name (ABN) Registration confirmation letter from the State of Montana Secretary of State.  Another example is a city issued Business License that specifies that your business is in jewelry. Read more about how to obtain a business licese on the Montana.gov Sales Tax Page.

Nebraska

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax Permit and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Fill out Form 20, the Nebraska Tax Application, and indicate that you will be collecting sales tax to receive a Sales Tax Permit.  This permit does not expire. Learn more about how to start a business in Nebraska.

Nevada

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax Permit  and a completed Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Click on the “New Registration” button next to the first blue arrow in the Nevada Tax Center to register for a new Sales or Use Tax Permit.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not collect sales and use tax. To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our New Hampshire customers.  One example is a Certificate of Formation from the State of New Hampshire Secretary of State.  Another example is a Certificate of Registered Trade Name from the State of New Hampshire Department of State that specifies that the nature of the business is related to jewelry. New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration

New Jersey

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your New Jersey Certificate of Authority Sales and Use Tax Certificate and a completed State of NJ Resale Certificate Form ST-3. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

New Jersey’s resale license is called the Certificate of Authority. File a Business Registration Application (Form NJ-REG) to receive a Certificate of Authority. Learn more about forming a new business online.

New Mexico

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Registration Certificate

New Mexico collects a Gross Receipts Tax rather than a Sales or Use Tax.  Register your business to receive a Combined Reporting System (CRS) Identification Number and Registration Certificate from the New Mexico – Taxation and Revenue Department.

New York

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Certificate of Authority and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

For an overview on how to register with the state visit their webpage, How to Register for New York State Sales Tax.

North Carolina

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Registration and a completed and signed North Carolina Certificate of Exemption.

North Carolina’s resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Registration. Complete the Business Registration Application online to receive a Certificate of Registration. Read more about the process online at North Carolina Department of Revenue Sales and Use Tax FAQ

North Dakota

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax & Use Permit and a completed Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Apply online for a Sales and Use Tax Permit on the North Dakota Taxpayer Access Point website.

Ohio

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Vendor's License or Transient Vendor's License and a completed Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Complete and submit the form ST-1 to receive a Vendor’s License.  Complete the form ST-1T to receive a Transient Vendor’s License.  The following link has links to both forms, and describes the differences between the two licenses. Ohio Department of Taxation – Sales and Use Tax License and Filing Requirements

Oklahoma

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax Permit and a completed Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Visit the OK Department of Commerce website for information on how to start a business in OK.

Oregon

Oregon does not collect sales and use tax. To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Oregon customers.  One example is an E-filed Assumed Business Name Registration confirmation from the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division. A second example is a current Application for Renewal of Assumed Business Name from the Oregon Secretary of State.

Pennsylvania

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax License and a completed Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

To apply for a Sales Tax License, fill out a Application for a Sales Tax License on the PA Department of Revenue website.

Rhode Island

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Permit to Make Sales at Retail and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Register your business online on the RI Division of Taxation Combined Online Registration Service webpage  to receive the Permit to Make Sales at Retail.  There are fees to register, but they are not listed at the entrance to the online portal.

South Carolina

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Retail Sales Tax License and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Visit the SC Department of Revenue website to register for a retail license.

South Dakota

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax License and a completed Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

You can use the Tax Application Website to apply for a Tax License without creating an account, but you have to fill out the application in its entirety at one time.  If you create an account, you can save the application and come back to it another time. South Dakota’s Department of Revenue Tax Application Website

Tennessee

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Certificate of Registration and a completed Blanket Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

In Tennessee, you must register your business in order to receive a Certificate of Registration resale license.  Visit the TN Department of Revenue website to learn more.

Texas

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales & Use Tax Permit and a completed Resale Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Apply for a Sales & Use Tax Permit online using the Texas Online Tax Registration Application

Utah

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax License and/or Use Tax Certificate of Registration and a completed State Tax Commission Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Learn how to get a license and other helpful business information at Utah’s One Stop Business Registration System. For additional information visit the Utah Sales and Use Tax Information webpage.

Vermont

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales and Use Tax Registration License and a completed Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Register online or fill out Form BR-400 to receive a Vermont business tax account and a Sales and Use Tax Registration Certificate.  Register your business tax account online to receive a Sales and Use Tax Registration Certificate. VTBizFile Business Taxes Online

Virginia

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Certificate of Registration for the Collection of Virginia Sales and Use Tax and a completed Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Register your business either online or by mail or fax to receive a Certificate of Registration. Learn what you need to do to start a business on the VI Business One Stop Website.

Washington State

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Reseller Permit and a completed Resale Exemption Certificate. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Washington’s Department of Revenue provides an overview for using and accepting reseller permits.  You can apply online for a Reseller Permit., verify a license and more on the WA Department of Revenue website.

Washington DC

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Sales Tax and Use Permit and a completed DC Certificate of Resale. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

To receive a Certificate of Registration from the Government of District of Colombia’s Office of Tax and Revenue, you must register your business using the Combined Business Tax Registration Application Form FR-500. Also visit the Business Licensing and Corporate Registration website.

West Virginia

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Business Registration Certificate and a completed Certificate of Exemption. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.  

Registering your business with the state of West Virginia will provide you with a Business Registration Certificate.  Register using the One Stop Business Portal to learn more.

Wisconsin

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Wisconsin Seller's Permit (view a sample image of this permit) and a completed WI Sales & Use Tax License. Download the PDF certificate to your desktop to fill it in, then submit the signed and dated copy to us before placing your first order.

You can register your business on the WI Department of Revenue website. Learn more about the process of registering for a WI Sales and Use Tax Permit.

Wyoming

To qualify for a wholesale account at Nina Designs please submit a copy of your Wyoming Sales/Use Tax License (view a sample image of this license) and a completed and signed Wyoming SSUTA Certificate of Exemption.

Wyoming has a one-time application fee of $60.00. Your application will be processed within 10 business days of receipt. To learn more about how to start a business in Wyoming, visit the Wyoming Secretary of State's website.

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