(Closed) Etsy Sellers – Do I need a business license to operate?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think so. My friend sells her knitting on etsy and I am almost positive that she doesn’t have a business license of any kind! 

Post # 4
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You need to check with your city and state–they are all different.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My understanding is that etsy carries the business license, and you just supply product, but definitely check the laws in your own state.

Post # 6
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SapphireSun:  That is incorrect. Etsy is the venue where you sell. The seller is responsible for meeting all requirements by the state in which you live. You will also need to collect sales tax if your state requires it.


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