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Is registering an ecommerce in Canada necessary?

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5 Jan 14 01:09:37 am
I'm a college drop out on a budget with a dream to create my first ever web store.
I'm wondering if registering a business is even necessary to drop ship.
I see that some drop shippers require a tax id# but is their an equivalent to us Canadians?
Also, is it necessary to have a business bank/credit card account to receive income and drop ship, or can I just use my personal one?
I plan on being the only one operating my web store using Shopify.

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5 Jan 14 08:48:12 pm
Hi Dennis,

While it is a legal requirement for taxation purposes that any business be registered, it would be fair to say that plenty never register to dropship. Where as a tax id is usually required to buy wholesale, it's very rarely required to deal with a dropshipper. Most dropshippers require no form of tax id at all.

Using your own PayPal account is fine, nothing special needed. Just bare in mind that PayPal may well put a hold on funds for a new account or one that is all of a sudden having an influx of funds that triggers a red flag.

Good luck with it.

Mark (fudjj)

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