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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

Do i need a sales tax liscense to sell dog treats in Texas?

My mom and I are going to start a dog treat bakery and we were wondering if we needed a sales tax liscense in Texas. Please no junk answers like "sure". Thanks!

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    . Who is required to hold a Texas sales and use tax permit?

    You must obtain a Texas sales and use tax permit if you are engaged in business in Texas and you:

    sell tangible personal property in Texas;

    lease tangible personal property in Texas; or

    sell taxable services in Texas.

    The requirement to obtain a Texas sales and use tax permit applies to individuals as well as corporations, firms, partnerships, and all other legal entities.

    What is tangible personal property?

    The statutory definition for "tangible personal property" is "personal property that can be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or touched or that is perceptible to the senses What is engaged in business?

    A person or a retailer is engaged in business in Texas if any of the following criteria are met:

    (A) maintains, occupies, or uses an office, place of distribution, sales or sample room, warehouse or storage place, or other place of business;

    (B) has any representative, agent, salesperson, canvasser, or solicitor who operates in this state under the authority of the seller to sell, deliver, or take orders for any taxable items;

    (C) promotes a flea market, trade day, or other event that involves sales of taxable items;

    (D) uses independent salespersons in direct sales of taxable items;

    (E) derives receipts from a rental or lease of tangible personal property that is located in this state;

    (F) allows a franchisee or licensee to operate under its trade name if the franchisee or licensee is required to collect Texas sales or use tax; or

    (G) conducts business in this state through employees, agents, or independent contractors.

    4. How do I get a permit?

    Apply for a sales tax permit using our Texas Online Sales Tax Registration System. An application can also be downloaded from our Tax Forms Online page. You can also obtain an application by calling (800) 252-5555 or by visiting one of our enforcement field offices.

    5. Is there a fee charged for a Texas sales and use tax permit?

    There is no fee for the Texas Sales and Use tax permit. However, based on your application, you could be required to post a security bond. For more information on security bonds, please refer to or contact your local enforcement field office.

    Source(s): sorry for the length.....there is no exemption for any dollar amount for your product
  • wizjp
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes and probably a business license. Talk to the county zoning/permit office

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