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Hi, I'm Brandon Reselling Items On Clearance General
Home and online Selling through eBay and Facebook marketplace currently Selling items that are purchased on clearance from big name stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc
, Brandon.
Hi, I'm Michelle 29577 General

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Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, mercari, online that's all I sell stuff online from my apartment. I don't sell anything in person just online.
, Michelle.
I own a cleaning company in Rapid City, SD and looking at expanding to CA where my friend would be working for me. Hello, I am looking to obtain a resale license for my online storefront. How would I go about doing this? what do i need to obtain to work as a dentist in ca? i have a dental license decorated items-shirts, koozies, glass blocks, wooden signs, etc hey, . I was wondering if you could give me separate estimated prices for a Live Music Venue Business License and a New Orleans Live Music Venue DBA and a Live Music Venue New Orlean's Seller's Permit?

You can choose to be a(n) General :

  • Sole Proprietor,
  • LLC,
  • Corporation or
  • Partnership.
    After you decide and select your business entity, you need licensing.

Myrtle Beach Business Tax Registration ( Business License)
All businesses including home, online or mobile BUSINESS need a BUSINESS license because they are BUSINESSES.

A(n) General business using a fictitious business name in Horry County i.e. you are a business that uses a DBA doing business as trade name to trade that is other than the full legal (first and last -- full name) name of a sole proprietor or a name other than the LLC or Corporation business name need a(n) fictitious business name.   For instance you open a(n) General business and you name it "Superior General Group". You will need to file a fictitious business name for that name.

In SC you need a resale ID ( AKA seller's permit) if you selling touchable items.  (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate, about $39 for most states).
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Note: All businesses need a federal tax ID number except sole proprietors that are not employers and are not independent contractors.
An independent contractor is a self employed business person that receives more than $600 per year from anyone of his or her clients.
IRS rule: The client must issue a 1099 form to the independent contractor and the independent contractor must have a federal tax ID. However, even sole owners may obtain a federal ID and use it as a business tax ID instead of using their own social security number as a business tax ID number.
However, all other licenses that apply to sole proprietors as discussed here are requited regardless of getting a federal tax ID number.

Also keep in mind that employers will need to obtain a federal EIN and a State EIN tax identificattion number. I.e., a SC Federal Tax Id Number ($29)  and a(n) SC  State Employer Tax Number  

Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing (about $49 plus state and legal newspaper publication fees) in Myrtle Beach, Incorporate in SC  or form a(n) SC LLC

Filing a DBA is not required if you will set up an LLC or form a Corporation. If you will do business under your first and last legal name you will not need to get a fictitious business name.
Using any language that connotes additional owners in the name of the business makes filing a fictitious business name mandatory.

If you do form an Ebay Store llc or incorporate (about $49 plus state fees for most states) your General business instead of just filing a fictitious business name (dba), that insurs that you don't have personal liability for debts and civile liabililty arising from your business dealings and you will not have to record the Myrtle Beach business name. In lieu of recording a Horry County trade company name (our filing service fee includes trade name registration and newspaper legal publication for 4 weeks) you can also form a corporation in SC or form an SC LLC (starts @ $49 plus state fee for most states & includes bylaws for the corporation and Limited Liability operating agreement for the LLC that is required to open a business bank account). .