Getting sales tax-exempt is straightforward and easy if you're an Etsy retailer!
Please note that this information is directly provided by Sattar & Associates as they are our partnered tax experts that are here to help you with any sales & use tax concerns.
If you're an Etsy retailer, we understand that Etsy collects sales tax from your customers in states where "Marketplace Facilitator" rules are in place. However, to comply with various state and local rules and regulations, Gooten is required to retain properly executed exemption certificates from its' customers claiming a sales & use tax exemption.
Need additional help with getting tax-exempt?
For any questions regarding exemption certification submission or If you’d prefer our assistance with this process, please send a copy of your certificate(s) to GootenEC@sattarinc.com and we will review and upload the certificate(s) for you and confirm the exemptions.
If you have additional questions about the resale certificates or need other guidance related to sales & use tax issues, please use the email provided above and we’ll be happy to help.
Steps to get exempt for Etsy retailers
We have worked with the Sattar & Associates team to create the following Etsy Resale Affidavit, which essentially covers resale exemptions in 35 states.
1. Please complete, sign, date, and return the form to GootenEC@sattarinc.com.
2. In addition to the Affidavit, California (CA), New York (NY), and Pennsylvania (PA) require the use of their state-specific forms, which are completed using your "home state" sellers permit number. You can find the links to the state resale certificate forms below:
3. Lastly, resale exemptions in the District of Columbia (DC), Hawaii (HI), Illinois (IL), Louisana (LA), Massachusetts (MA), and Mississippi (MS) are only available to businesses registered in the state. If you are a registered taxpayer in any of these states, please provide the resale certificates for them as well. You can find the links to the state resale certificate forms below:
- District of Columbia
- Mississippi (Mississippi currently does not have a form)
4. Once we receive this information, we can apply the sales tax exemptions to your account!