Licensing & Tax Info – Oakland

To be able to sell beads & jewelry at the Oakland CA show, there are a few things that need to be done.

  1. GET A CALIFORNIA RESELLER’S PERMIT If you aren’t already registered with the California Board of Equalization to file/pay taxes you must do that in advance of the show.  www.boe.ca.gov. On the home page under the LOGIN button is a link that says “new registration”, click it. Select “register a business activity with BOE” (or “Add a new location to an existing account” if you already have an account). Select whatever applies to you. Follow the steps. You can call 800-400-7115 for more help. You may need to already have an EIN to complete this process.
  2. CITY OF OAKLAND SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT If your company isn’t located in the City of Oakland, you required to get a city special event permit for $60. Link to application and information. If your company is located in the City of Oakland, you should already have a Business Tax Certificate with Oakland.
  3. SELLING TO TAX EXEMPT CUSTOMERS To sell to customers that are tax-exempt and have a Reseller’s License, you will need to have them each sign (for your records) a form BOE-230 from the Board of Equalization. Here is a link to FAQ for more info.
  4. WE ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THE CITY OF OAKLAND A LIST OF OUR EXHIBITORS SO BE SURE YOU FILL OUT AND PAY FOR YOUR PERMIT!

We give this information as a guide. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all the necessary permits and licenses.