If you plan to sell taxable tangible personal property or taxable services in New York State (even if you plan to make sales from your home), you must obtain a Certificate of Authority before starting your business. You must register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to obtain the certificate.
The Certificate of Authority gives you the right to collect sales tax on your taxable sales and to issue and accept most New York State sales tax exemption certificates.
You can register as a sales tax vendor with the NYS License Center online. If you cannot register online, you can contact the Sales Tax Information Center.
Register as a sales tax vendor.
Register for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority.
- Agency: New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
- Division: New York State Tax Information Center
- Phone Number: (518) 485-2889
- Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM