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California Bond of Seller

UPDATED NOTICE: The California State Board of Equalization has eliminated the surety bond requirement for individuals to obtain their seller’s permit.

How much does a bond of seller cost in California?

The California State Board of Equalization requires any person who sells taxable items in the state to obtain a surety bond. The bond requirement is the lesser amount of the following:

Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.

The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your California surety bond is to request your free surety bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Bond of Seller Varies Starts at 2% 5-10% 10%+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

Call SuretyBonds.com at 1 (800) 308-4358 or click here to get started. Our team of expert surety specialists is here to answer all of your questions and to get you the surety bond you need quickly, easily and accurately!

Why do I need this bond?

A seller’s bond protects the people of California by helping ensure that businesses pay all of their taxes according to the Revenue and Taxation Code. In the event of fraud, embezzlement or any of a number of violations against the provisions of the code, the state can file a claim against the principal (seller).

If the claim is valid, the bond protects the state from financial losses up to the full amount of the bond. The principal then must reimburse the surety for any sums paid out.

Our surety specialists are here to help you obtain your seller’s bond hassle-free. Apply for your free bond quote today!

What’s the fine print?

The California State Board of Equalization requires sellers to post surety bonds according to the California Revenue and Taxation Code. These bonds are valid for as long as the entity possesses a valid seller’s permit. To terminate the bond, the surety must send the board a notice of cancellation. The bond is officially terminated 30 days after the board receives the notice. The surety remains liable for recovering damages on valid claims during this 30-day period.

How to become a seller in California

In addition to posting a surety bond, a seller must acquire a seller’s permit from the California State Board of Equalization. This allows individuals and corporations to sell taxable items legally within the state. To complete the registration process, applicants must provide the following information:

  • names and addresses of suppliers
  • North American Industry Classification System code
  • driver’s license number
  • social security number
  • Federal Employer Identification Number
  • State Employer Identification Number
  • Standard Industrial Classification
  • and more

Take the first step toward getting licensed in California by requesting your free quote on a bond of seller!

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Information Needed to Obtain Seller’s Permit

California Revenue and Taxation Code

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