I have started a sole proprietor home-based internet business that is classified as a retail bookstore and my business license covers all of my State. Do I need to register with every other state if I expect business to come from people in those states? Thank you.
1 Answer from Attorneys
So long as you only ship to another state in response to orders placed via your website, then generally-speaking, no, you do not need to register your business in another state or get a business license for another state.
However, what you need to be most aware of are what are the state-level tax implications of your shipping to these states. Multiple-state taxation can be a very complex subject so I urge you to contact an attorney to discuss your specicific circumstances.
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