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Hi, I'm Taylor How Do I Start A Business Boutique
I would be selling items from my home and online as well. I plan to keep merchandise on hand and have sales at my home and also within a group on Facebook and possibly create a website as well. I mainly plan to sell within the US to local people and anyone else online.
, Taylor.
Hi, I'm   What Licenses Do We Need Boutique
1. online boutique selling womens clothes and accessories to people in the united states 2. womens clothes 3. at our house
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-Good afternoon. Is this for a seller's permit. I'm looking to start an online boutique.

Answer: Hi Dora, you can get a sellers permit for your handbag Boutique here and you need to get a business license and register the business name "A1 PPP," with a DBA, LLC or corporation. In addition, Boutiques do require a seller's permit and being an LLC requires a federal EIN. Finally, hiring help requires a STATE EIN.- Starting a Boutique --

A "Boutique" is a French word for a small clothing or fashion store that sells specialized clothing. To start your own business as a boutique, you will need to first know what type you want. •

Then find a location, unless you starting from home as a home based business. •Obtain licenses, permits, and tax id numbers (You will need at least a business license, a DBA fictitious business name registration, and a sellers permit license to buy at shows and wholesale. If you will hire any workers, you will need a federal tax id number and a state employer tax id number EINs.

•Market your boutique.

•Get your suppliers lined up.

•Money to open a Boutique You only actually need $5,000 to $10,000 to open one because there are ways to start without much capital. This will take care of some of the startup expenses and the inventory.

•1. There are different types of boutiques: For example, there are sports, fine clothing, and special accessories types of boutiques. You can also try to get into a consignment type if you cannot afford a location. You may want to open an upscale fashion boutique with brand names.

•Beachwear •Novelty items •T-shirts •Lingerie •Shoes and sandals •Handbags •Accessories

A: You can start a home business by getting a seller's license to buy the boutique merchandise. You also need other licensing. We also recommend that you form an LLC here for your fictitious business name "Boo Doo Butike," and you get an operating agreement as well for free. You also need the seller's license to buy the merchandise wholesale and sell it retail as well as an EIN for your LLC store business. Online boutique we will sale anywhere children and adult clothes accessories shoes not sure what all I will sale.

A: Hi Christine, you can obtain the seller ID here. The seller ID is also called a resale license and costs $49 plus state fees if any. You will need the resale license to buy Online Boutique wholesale items, just obtain a wholesale permit also called a seller's permit or seller's license. When you obtain a Online Boutique wholesale license, it comes with a resale certificate which you can fill out with your business information and the wholesale number ID that is on your wholesale license, and present it to the wholesale vendor so you can buy items and Online Boutique merchandise wholesale.

For Online Boutique business, you need a business license, a seller's permit, and a DBA, LLC, or Corporation because these last 3 items, anyone of these can register your business name and select the structure of your business.

So, the fictitious business name "Ra Ra’S ," must be registered with a dba, LLC, or corporation. On the other hand, if you hire Online Boutique employees you will need the federal EIN as well as the state EIN.

You can choose to be a(n) Boutique :

  • Sole Proprietor,
  • LLC,
  • Corporation or
  • Partnership.
    After you decide and select your business entity, you need licensing.

Prattville Business Tax Registration ( Business License)
All businesses including home, online or mobile BUSINESS need a BUSINESS license because they are BUSINESSES.

A(n) Boutique business using a fictitious business name in Autauga County i.e. you are a business with a trade name other than the owner's legal (full name) name are required to get a(n) fictitious business name.   For instance you open a(n) Boutique business and you name it "Superior Boutique Group". You will need to file a fictitious business name for that name.

In addition note that in AL you may also need a seller's permit if you sell merchandise that is taxable.  (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate, about $39 for most states).
Seller's Permit

Note: All businesses need a federal tax ID number except sole proprietors that are not employers and are not independent contractors.
An independent contractor is a self employed business person that receives more than $600 per year from anyone of his or her clients.
IRS rule: The client must issue a 1099 form to the independent contractor and the independent contractor must have a federal tax ID. However, even sole owners may obtain a federal ID and use it as a business tax ID instead of using their own social security number as a business tax ID number.
However, all other licenses that apply to sole proprietors as discussed here are requited regardless of getting a federal tax ID number.

In addition you will need a federal and a state EIN if you will hire employees. I.e., a AL Federal Tax Id Number ($29)  and a(n) AL  State Employer Tax Number  

Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing (about $49 plus state and legal newspaper publication fees) in Prattville, Incorporate in AL  or form a(n) AL LLC

You have a choice to file a DBA or form an LLC or incorporate. There is a cicrcumstance that you may not need to register a trade name and that is when you use your full name as a business name if you use your full legal name as a trade name.
Also note that even using your first and last name may not help you avoid filing a DBA if the name has a suffix such as "& sons" etc.

If you do form an Merchandise Retail llc or incorporate (about $49 plus state fees for most states) your Boutique business instead of just filing a fictitious business name (dba), that insurs that you don't have personal liability for debts and civile liabililty arising from your business dealings and you will not have to record the Prattville business name. Instead of just registering your Autauga County assumed business name (our fee includes assumed business name registration and legal newspaper publication) you can choose to setup a corporation in AL or form an AL LLC (starts @ $49 plus state fee for most states & includes required documents such as bylaws for the corporation and Limited Liability operating agreement for the LLC). .
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