Retailer vs. Wholesaler
Your tax rate is also affected by whether you are a retailer or a wholesaler at a given location. Most classifications include both a retailer rate and a wholesaler rate. Once you determine whether you are a retailer or a wholesaler at a particular location, you will apply that rate to all of your taxable gross sales at that location. You are a retailer if at least 50% of your taxable gross sales are retail sales. You are a wholesaler if more than 50% of your taxable gross sales are wholesale sales.
A wholesale sale may include, but is not limited to:
- a sale to a retailer for resale,
- a sale of materials that become part of a product that is for resale, or
- a sale of goods to the government or a governmental agency or to a nonprofit.
A retail sale is anything that is not a wholesale sale.