If your business sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Georgia, the first step is visiting the revenue department’s website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit.
What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Georgia?
The sales of tangible goods are subject to sales tax in Georgia. Services subject to sales tax include accommodations, transportation, admissions, and amusement activities. Groceries and some medical devices are exempt from sales tax in Georgia.
Georgia Sales Tax Rate
The state sales tax rate in Georgia is 4%.
Georgia sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check Georgia Department of Revenue site for the exact rates.
How to Register for Georgia Sales Tax
In Georgia, acquire a seller’s permit by following the Department of Revenue’s detailed instructions for registration:
- Visit the Georgia tax center website.
- Register for an account
- Fill out the business tax registration form.
- There is no fee to obtain a sales tax license number in Georgia.
Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount.
In Georgia, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.