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Where do I get a sales tax number?
The CCBDC has forms and instructions to obtain a sales tax number. The number is NOT obtained here in the County; it is issued in Albany. Instructions are in Publication 750-P. In this publication is form DTF-17, the application for registration as a sales tax vendor. You can also go to the website www.tax.state.ny.us to print the application and publication.
The state will send a tax certificate which must be displayed in your place of business. You will receive paperwork on a quarterly basis to report taxable sales and to send in the tax owed NYS.
The tax for Cattaraugus County is currently 8.00%. Sales on the SNI Reservation to a sales tax exempt customer require that a copy of the tribal enrollment card must be on file to prove that the transaction was truly tax exempt. If you are ever audited by the tax authorities you will be responsible for the tax if you do not have proof of tax exempt status. This is the same if a non-profit organization, school, municipality, etc makes a purchase from you. ASK for a copy of the tax exemption certificate when conducting these sales and keep it on file.