Close

Questions

Sign in to participate in this discussion.

need help filling out sellers permit

Show Thread Summary

15 Responses

You need a business license for the city you operate out of. The sellers permit is for the state.
Translate
You can use your paypal email for the merchant account number. You can write "none" or leave it blank if you don't have any california based suppliers... good luck!
Translate
Thanks :D
Translate
NP! Good luck!
Translate
Not every city requires it's own license and if it is an unincorporated city/town/area, generally you would get your license though the county. Check with your county office as well as your city office to find the regulations for your type of business and your area. If your last name is not in the title of business, you also need to register a fictitious name, in Sacramento this is done through the County finance department. The sellers permit you get through the Board of Equalization. You also need to get a permit from any city you will have a selling location in, some times this is free and sometimes it has a small fee but you do not want to get caught without one. In Elk Grove the permit is $13 but the fine for selling without it can be up to $5000 and/or possible jail time. The City and County offices should also be able to tell you the requirements for the state you are in.
Translate
I do not have a paypal account and the application for the sellers permit is asking who your credit card processor is. Do we need to enter anything in this line if we are accepting credit on Etsy? If so where do we find this information?
Translate

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?

Report a post

Thank you for taking time to help Etsy! Please note that you will not receive a personal response about this report. We will review this post privately.

Why are you reporting this post?

Any additional comments?

Edit Post

Edit your post below. After editing, the post will be marked as edited and the date & time of the last edit displayed.

Edit Reply

Edit your post below. After editing, the post will be marked as edited and the date & time of the last edit displayed.

Enter at least 15 characters. 400 remaining.

Close

What is this?

Admin may choose to highlight awesome community posts that are friendly, answer questions, and offer informative links.

What does it do?

Highlighted posts are placed at the top of each page in a thread for greater visibility.