How to use a Resale Certificate to save on your purchases

November 8, 2023

What’s a resale certificate? When should you use it?

Well, if you’re using a resale certificate, that means that your vendor will not charge you sales tax. So that’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Now we can’t do that for everything we buy, what can you use a resale certificate for? Well, it is simply things that you are going to resell.

So if you are buying canvas at Michael’s, and you’re going to resell that as a part of a project, you should not pay sales tax on. Because your customer should be charged sales tax when they buy that product from you. So take a look at what you’re buying and make sure you’re using a resale certificate whenever possible.

Then don’t use it on things that you’re going to consume, like paper towels, napkins, cleaning supplies, things like that. It must be something that you are going to resell specifically to a guest. So hope that saves you a little bit of money and you may have to have him bring up some water separately to do that, but it’s well worth the cost in the long run. If you have questions about how a resale certificate should be used, please comment below.

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