How do I find out to collect New York State sales tax if I want to sell things online?

What should I do first, apply for a business license or apply for a permit to collect sales tax? How does it work for New York State? Does an online customer pay taxes based on my county's taxes?

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  • tma
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Normally if you ship items to people in NYS you will need to charge sales tax. If you are shipping out of state, the sale should not be taxable.

    You can register online to collect sales tax. Check out this website for more information. If you have any questions you can call them:

    http://www.nystax.gov/sbc/

    http://www.nysegov.com/citGuide.cfm?superCat=28

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