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Sales & use tax in California
California resellers can submit to IronPlanet a completed California Resale Certificate, with their Seller's Permit Number. Each item purchased requires its own Resale Certificate, which is available on our website upon the completion of the auction for an item. Each certificate will include instructions to print, sign and where to fax it to us.
No. Only California retailers who have registered with the State of California and obtained a Seller's Permit can use the California Resale Certificate.
Yes. If you purchase construction equipment that is located in California, your purchase is taxable.
Since you are not a California reseller, IronPlanet initially will have to charge sales tax on your purchase. After you submit either a Bill of Lading or export documents that clearly substantiate that your purchased equipment has reached a destination outside of California, your sales tax deposit will be 100% refunded. Fax your Bill of Lading or export documents with the six-digit IronPlanet Item number to our dedicated fax number 925-225-8620.
Initially, yes, but only as a temporary deposit until the equipment leaves the state. At the time of purchase, you will have to deposit 100% of the applicable California sales tax to IronPlanet. If you use a common carrier to transport the equipment out of California you can will get a full refund of your sales tax deposit after submitting a completed Bill of Lading showing the equipment pickup location and destination.
Wire transfer refunds will be processed within 24 hours (one business day) after IronPlanet receives the Bill of Lading, Resale Certificate, and your wire transfer instructions. Refunds requested paid by company check can take up to 5 business days prior to mailing.
Fax your Bill of Lading with the six-digit IronPlanet Item number on it to our dedicated fax number 925-225-8620.
California does not accept out-of-state Seller's Permit or Resale Certificates as valid documentation of a nontaxable transaction. Only by providing IronPlanet a Bill of Lading showing the equipment moved to a destination outside California can your purchase of equipment located in California be considered nontaxable.
Initially, yes, but only as a temporary deposit. At the time of purchase, you will have to deposit 100% of the sales tax for the other state with IronPlanet. To avoid owing that tax and to get your deposit refunded, you must use a common carrier and move the purchased equipment to a destination within California. Provide IronPlanet both a California Resale Certificate for the purchase and a Bill of Lading from the common carrier and your sales tax will be refunded.