Sales Tax + Permitting
City + State Requirements
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration requires that all vendors participating in our San Francisco and/or Los Angeles Fairs must have a Seller’s Permit to participate in our Fair. If you do not have a California Seller’s Permit, visit this CDTFA webpage and select “Register a New Business Activity or Location” to register for your Seller’s Permit for free.
Temporary Seller’s Permits are only valid for 90 days and are location-specific. If you already have a California Seller’s Permit, you may add our Fair location as a sub-location to your existing permit.
For more information about Seller’s Permits, please refer to the following CDTFA sources: Temporary Sellers; Permits & Licenses; and Obtaining a Seller’s Permit. For questions, please refer to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
All vendors making sales in Illinois are required to report and pay all tax due based on their total receipts within ten (10) days of the close of our Fair. The State of Illinois asks us to collect your business’ Illinois Account ID Number for tax reporting purposes.
If you do not have an ID number, you may use the tax coupon located in your Participation Kit once accepted to send to the Department of Revenue instead.
For more information about Illinois sales tax, please visit Illinois Revenue’s website.
The City of Seattle asks us to collect your Business License number. If your application is pending, please be sure to provide your License number at least two weeks before our Fair date.
Any vendor who does not provide an approved Seattle Business License by the City of Seattle will be required to pay Renegade Craft $20 to accommodate the city’s mandatory Trade Show Licensing fee. This is a requirement of all participants regardless of address.
Please note that this number is different than the Washington State UBI number and that Renegade Craft cannot provide tax advice. For more information about obtaining a Seattle Business License, visit the City of Seattle’s website. If you are unsure whether you already have a Business License, you may look up your business using their online database.
The State of Washington asks us to collect your Washington State Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number. If you do not already have a UBI number, then you will have to go through the State of Washington directly to obtain one.
Please note that this number is different than the City of Seattle Business License and that Renegade Craft cannot provide tax advice. For questions, please refer to the State of Washington Business License Service.