What is a Sales Tax Bond and Why Do You Need One?
You are required to get a bond to protect the public. If you do not account for and pay any required taxes to the government when selling goods, a claim can be filed on your bond. If you would like to learn more about what surety bonds are and how they work, you can read our detailed guide here.
Types of Sales Tax Bonds
There are several different types of sales tax bonds required throughout the country. Please take a look at the different types below:
If you're unsure whether you need a bond, you can select your state from the list below to view the bond requirements.
How Much Does a Sales Tax Bond Cost?
Costs are a small percentage of the required bond amount (usually 1-10%). You can get a free sales tax bond quote online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Apply online, get approved instantly, sign the indemnity agreement, pay on our website and we will send the bond to you.
No; however, many states do. You can view our state requirements list. If your state is not listed, it is wise to contact it directly as requirements can change.
We have forms on file. If you do not see your bond, you need to obtain the bond form from the obligee (the one requiring the bond).
It is generally based on the business' location and dollar amount of sales. You need to determine the bond amount with the specific government department requiring the bond of you; many now have calculators on their websites to help you determine the bond amount you must post.
The type of sales tax bond needed will vary by the type of goods being sold, and the state in which your business operates. A general sales and use tax bond is needed to sell goods other than alcohol, fuel or tobacco. You can apply for this bond and get an instant approval. Whether or not the state requirement will be satisfied with a general sales tax bond will vary among states, as each has unique bond requirements. It is wise to contact your state directly to determine any bond requirements, as these may be modified without notification.
You must contact us immediately, as we have a team of claim specialists here to find a resolution for you. Keep in mind, it is crucial that you work with an expert in the surety industry. Learn more about how to ensure you choose the proper bond company.
You can take a look at our full list of license and permit bonds.