Is a business license required for selling goods online?

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20 Mar 09 01:59:58 am
Hey guys,

I am kind of confused about what licenses etc are needed to open an online business or basically sell products online? This question is more targeted to those living in the US. I live in Virginia and the type of business would be Home Based which is how they categorize it. The requirements are stated that I need to fill out a 'zoning' form then a business license then a tax id. Does anyone have good knowledge on this stuff? I don't want to be a bad business and be breaking laws so I want to get this right. Thanks in advance.


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20 Mar 09 02:05:13 am
Give these guys a ring.

They will give you all the right information, more than any forum member can anyway.

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20 Mar 09 02:09:33 am
Hi Don,
If you are planning to sell on eBay, there is a lot of information available on their business help pages. Start here :Link hidden: Login to view

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