As a rule vendors who sell any type of merchandise must obtain a N.Y.S Sales Tax Certificate.
It will be delivered to you from 5-20 days after you have successfully applied.
Please ask them any questions you may have 518-485-2889.
You will find them to be easy to reach, friendly and informative.
You do not need a CPA or be a New York resident or own a business or be incorporated in order to obtain a Free NYS Sales Tax Certificate.
You may be a child or an adult and live anywhere.
The NY State Sales Tax Certificate has nothing to do with and is entirely different than an EIN.
The fastest way to get your NYS Sales Tax certificate is by applying online.
When your online application has been successfully completed you will have the opportunity to print it and save it to prove your compliance with the law in the event their Agency approaches you at any time you are selling at an event.
DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING ONLINE
Log onto www.businessexpress.ny.gov
Create your account by registering as a new user
Once your account has been created then log on to it
Select SEARCH INDEX A-Z and type in DTF-17 in the search bar
Select APPLICATION TO REGISTER FOR SALES TAX
Select APPLY ONLINE.
It is advisable to save a copy when you have successfully completed filling out the form.