In California, if you are a business purchasing wholesale products for resale, you generally need a reseller’s permit (also known as a resale certificate) to buy products without paying sales tax. This certificate allows you to purchase items tax-free with the intention of collecting sales tax from your customers when you sell those items.
Before making wholesale purchases from any supplier, including businesses in California, you would typically need to provide them with your valid reseller’s permit. This certificate verifies that you are purchasing the items for resale and not for personal use.
It’s important to note that tax laws and regulations can be complex and vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Therefore, I recommend consulting with a tax professional or the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to ensure that you understand and comply with the specific requirements for obtaining and using a reseller’s permit in California.