I took the plunge and opened a shop today. (eep!) I've yet to list an item though...
Anyway, after I saw the sales tax page on my shop settings, I started looking into this more in depth. I had heard that you have to deal with tax stuff on etsy, but I never got a clear picture through all of the forums on exactly what had to be done.
So, here are my questions. Is all that MUST be done just to reigster for a sales tax license and fill out the correct paperwork for your state and remit the taxes you collect to them? I'm only in high school, and I'm having trouble understanding all of this and what exactly I need to do.
Is there anything else that relates to any taxes/licenses/regulations that must be done to have a shop? (I don't even plan on selling much and I don't classify this as a "business" persay, I just like to draw!)
Do I need to register for that license BEFORE I start selling? Or is it safe to list some items and give it a little time until I actually sell a few or one to someone from my state (which is Missouri)? I don't want to do anything illegal!!!
THANK YOU for any and all help you're able to give this newcomer. It's much appreciated.
(P.S. - In case I was confusing, I have not done anything tax/business related up to this point...)