The Annual Taxpayer Location Address List is produced from data contained in the business registration system. The list is generated for each municipal and county government. The State has been divided into 12 zones with lists for one of the zones generated each month. The lists are sent to the attention of the municipal or county clerk.
In general, the Annual Taxpayer Location Address List contains those active businesses that are registered to conduct retail sales within your taxing jurisdiction.
The list includes only those businesses that have registered with the Department to sell tangible personal property at retail and are registered to report retail sales within your taxing jurisdiction. There are many types of businesses that provide a service but do not sell tangible personal property at retail.
A service business is required to charge sales tax on the merchandise it transfers (sells) to its customers as part of the service it provides when the annual aggregate costs of the merchandise reaches a specified percentage of the total charge for both merchandise transferred and service provided. For most service businesses, the annual aggregate cost must be 35 percent or more of annual gross receipts. In the case of pharmacists and persons engaged in graphic arts production, the required percentage increases to 75 percent. Some businesses that do not meet these percentage requirements elect to register and charge sales tax anyway.