The Georgia DOR has recently introduced a new online tool that allows businesses to verify sales tax exemption certificates, retail certificates or letters of authorization. Now it’s easy to validate your resale or exemption certificates before making tax-exempt sales.
Your company can quickly confirm that your customer has a valid resale certificate. You can simply key in the customer’s certificate number to immediately find out if the customer qualifies for tax-exempt purchases. This process reduces exemption errors at the time of sale and helps eliminate the need to contact customers later to correct mistakes.
With this new tool the user can input up to 100 Georgia sales tax numbers at a time to determine if the numbers are active or inactive. A report also can be printed listing all the numbers and identifying them as active or inactive. The tool does not identify the taxpayer who holds the number.
The validation process is easy. Simply go online to Georgia Tax Center, enter the nine-digit number and select “Verify Sales Tax IDs.” You will receive a message indicating if the number is active or inactive. Remember, this new service only validates Georgia Sales Tax numbers.
To find out more about this new sales tax verification tool, visit the Georgia Tax Center.
Other recent “Georgia (GA)” posts by Lauren Stinson, CMI:
- When Businesses Retain Contractor Services in Georgia: Tax Tips
- Yikes! I Collected Sales Tax But Didn't Remit to the Georgia DOR
- Sales Tax on Labor: In Georgia, Not All is Created Equal
- A Review of Georgia's Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
- Georgia's New Rule for Itemization of Sales and Use Tax