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#1

I am in the processing of setting up a website to sell the jewelry I
make, can anyone tell me if I need to get certain licenses to do
this, i.e. a DBA license, tax i.d., etc.? Any advice will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks, Nancy
rhynadesign@yahoo.com


#2
    make, can anyone tell me if I need to get certain licenses to
do this, i.e. a DBA license, tax i.d., etc.?  Any advice will be
greatly appreciated. 

Unfortunately you have to dig out the specifics for where you live.
For a few hundred dollars a local lawyer will gladly tell you how to
handle the $25 or so (usually less except for incorporation) of
filings and paperwork. To do it yourself just start by calling your
local city/township/county clerk’s office and ask. You may also have
to deal with a state office but it’s likely you can find their info
on the web. Good luck.

James E. White
Inventor, Marketer, and Author of “Will It Sell?
How to Determine If Your Invention Is Profitably Marketable
(Before Wasting Money on a Patent)” www.willitsell.com


#3

Hi Nancy,

 I am in the processing of setting up a website to sell the
jewelry I make, can anyone tell me if I need to get certain
licenses to do this, i.e. a DBA license, tax i.d., etc.? 

Tax & business laws vary by state. Your best advice would come from
your state’s attorney generals office or your own attorney.

Generally, though if your state/city have a sales tax, you’ll need a
state/city sales tax license if you sell anything to folks who live
in your in state/city.

Dave


#4

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#5

Every city, county, and state are different. You’ll have to check
with local authorities. Almost CERTAINLY, a fictitious name filing
will be required if you’re using other than your full name as the
business name, but you need to find out whether local business
’licenses’ are required if you are STRICTLY an online business. I
would guess that you don’t need a separate tax I.D. if you file a
business schedule as part of your personal return, but you should
talk to your accountant. You may WANT a resale number, so that you
can buy your supplies (not equipment) and not pay sales tax on those
purchases because you are reselling. Again, discuss with accountant.

Keep in mind that most licenses are an excuse to TAX your business. I
am not someone who believes that ALL taxes are evil, but I don’t wish
to pay more than my fair share or pay unnecessarily. David Barzilay,
Lord of the Rings