YestoHR5660--I wish it were that easy. Tax Cloud isn't accurate for all states, including NY. It's not based on county lines and the data is not checked to find which county an address is in before it gives the tax rate.
wasn't there something that said if we were charged sales tax on wholesale orders save the receipts so we don't have to pay sales tax again because we already did?
~~~You report tax you overpaid when you remit tax collected from buyers, and the total dollars you send to the state is reduced by the over-paid amount. You collect tax from the buyer and then remit it as always.
jf6547--Technically you only charge based on your location in CA, but you are not supposed to collect local (city/county) tax from those in your state who are not having the goods delivered to your local tax zone.
CA is generous in their leniency about collecting it accurately--if you over collect they allow you to refund it to the buyer or send it to the state without penalty, just so long as you don't keep it. :)
Getting your answers from official sources is really the best way to go--see the info here & links to your state for the rules you should be following, including what I described above:
US: Sales Tax & Business Registration--Links to Official Government Websites