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Ask A CPA - Business Start-ups

How Do I Register For Sales Tax And Determine On What To Charge?

You must contact the State Department of Taxation where your business is located. Sales tax is a tax charged by various states on the sale of products or services? You must register with that state and every state's rules are different. Contact a CPA in your state to determine your responsibilities. As a business owner always remember, you are personally liable for sales tax not remitted properly, whether you collect it or not. So get yourself a good CPA.

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