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Sales Tax Exemption Instructions for Marketplace Sellers

If you conduct sales on online marketplaces (Etsy, Amazon, Shopify, or others), we are aware that these platforms handle the collection of sales tax from your customers in states where "Marketplace Facilitator" rules are applicable. However, it is essential for Gelato and our customers to remain compliant with various state and local exemption laws and regulations. As a result, we must ensure that we have the necessary exemption certificates on file from customers who claim a resale exemption. Your cooperation in providing these certificates will help us meet our compliance obligations effectively. 

Gelato is working diligently to adopt the most suitable approach to comply with each state’s specific requirements.

For those selling through online marketplaces, please review and complete the below forms based on your business activity and exemption needs.   

If you have an active sales tax permit number in any of the states below, please supply the permit number for that state. 

States that accept the Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) Resale certificate with any state’s registration number.

Instructions: Include your home state sales tax number on each line and label as [State] Resale. Link to the SST exemption certificate and detailed instructions: Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) form 

  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States that accept the Uniform Sales Resale Certificate – Multijurisdictional (MTC) with any state’s registration number. 

Instructions: Put your home state sales tax number on each line labeled as [State] Resale unless otherwise indicated for the state below. Link to MTC exemption certificate and additional information: Uniform Sales and Use (MTC) form 

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California – If Seller does not have a CA seller’s permit number, state “no nexus.” 
  • Colorado 
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia 
  • Idaho – If Seller does not have an ID seller’s permit number, state “no nexus.” 
  • Illinois – Put statement that there is “no nexus” in IL but Seller is registered in “home state”.
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska 
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania – If Seller does not have a PA seller’s permit number, state “no nexus.” 
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina - Indicate the state of the registration number listed on the line. 
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

States that require State-Specific resale certificates:

  • Florida 
      • For non-registered customers, a letter is acceptable in place of a state issued resale certificate to exempt sales on printed materials. 
      • "Tax is not levied on the sale by a printer to a nonresident print purchaser of material printed by that printer for that nonresident print purchaser when the print purchaser does not furnish the printer a resale certificate containing a sales tax registration number but does furnish to the printer a statement declaring that such material will be resold by the nonresident print purchaser. [Fla. Stat.  §212.06(5)(d) ."
      • Please see this link to complete the Gelato FL Letter in order to claim an exemption. 
  • Louisiana – Louisiana is a special exception because if you are not registered within the state, a resale certificate is not required. In place of the resale certificate, a letter on company letterhead would suffice, see below.
      • “A non-dealer retailer letter must be on company letterhead and must cite the following: is not a registered dealer, has not physical presence, does not cross the Louisiana economic thresholding $100,000 in Louisiana sales or 200 Louisiana sales transactions.” 
      • If you prefer to register with the state: please visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
  • Mississippi – A retail certificate is not required in Mississippi and does not have a resale certificate. Therefore, a photocopy of a home state or MS retailer’s permit is allowed to support an exemption. 
  • New York ST-120  
  • Virginia ST-10

The remaining states require registration within the state in order to claim an exemption, even if nexus has not been reached. 

    • Alaska – Register as an ARSSTC remote seller or in a local taxing jurisdiction.
    • Hawaii
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Puerto Rico 
    • Washington D.C. 

Do not consider this professional tax advice. We strongly advise you to consult a tax specialist to determine your specific obligations.

Please upload all completed certificates to our portal: Resale Certificates - Gelato so our team can quickly review and update your exemption status. 

For any further assistance with resale certificates, please contact our Gelato Team at resalecertificates@gelato.com.

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