Legal Question in Business Law in Georgia

do i need a business license and tax id to sell my handmade craft items at a consignment shop

Asked on 9/04/13, 3:27 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. MacGREGOR LYON, LLC, Business Attorneys

It really depends. Are you doing it regularly? Or is it just a sporadic thing?

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Answered on 9/05/13, 5:13 am
Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

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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Answered on 9/05/13, 11:31 am

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