Thank you so much for the responses!
So planes, from what you are saying. To sell on ebay, i don't really need to aquire any licenses or tax id? All i have to do is pay the sales tax, for the people who are buying from me within my own state? By the way I am located in New York.
Let's say if i become a powerseller who begins to list over 100 items per month, would it be suggested to get the business license?
sorry for so many question.. I appreciate all the help. thanks again!
I am not sure if you even legally need a business license ever. I'm not a lawyer but I don't know of any law that states if you are an online business you need a business license. I haven't seen eBay ever state such either.
You should eventually get a state sales tax license to pay taxes for sales initiated in your state or if you live in certain states.
Certain Wholesale companies will require a reseller license. In Mass, where I live, there is a sale tax certificate which holds your social as your sales tax ID and is what I give wholesalers, when they request it, to purchase from them.
BUT, in my state, you do not have to pay sale tax on garage sales or they are not bothered with.
To start selling 'today' on eBay, you do not need any license whatsoever. But for what I have mentioned earlier.