How do I get a sales and use number from NC?

Registering your business with North Carolina is actually quite easy.

Step 1
You can now register online and obtain a number instantly and skip straight to step 3 (listed below), or download and fill out the "NC BR" form available from the North Carolina Department of Revenue's website.

Step 2
Once completed, either mail in the form per the form's instructions, or visit an office as suggested in the Department of Revenue's FAQ.

We have found that registering online is the best way, as they often can provide you with a number immediately. The second best option is to take the form to an office because they usually provide a number the same day, whereas it can take a month or more via mail. 

The questions are quite simple, and we've found the NC Department of Revenue staff to be quite helpful.

Step 3
Once you receive your papers back from the state fill out our form and send it to us for sales tax exemption.


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