do i need a business license and tax id to sell my handmade craft items at a consignment shop
2 Answers from Attorneys
It really depends. Are you doing it regularly? Or is it just a sporadic thing?
The business license requirement depends on the local county or municipality. You should be able to find this out from the owner of the shop, although I doubt that you would since the business location belongs to someone else. As to the tax id, you can just claim the income on schedule c of your personal return. If this becomes a larger operation, you may want to speak to an accountant about whether or not forming a corporation or llc would give you any benefits, and those would require a tax id.
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