Ok, hold my hand for a minute. I realize that different states may have different policies, but I can't get anyone on the phone right now AND I want to make sure I'm not going to sound totally dumb when I do talk to them.
I have owned a bakery before, so I "get" that side of licenses and taxes.
However, the clothing business that I'm about to launch myself into is going to be online only. I will sell both retail and wholesale through my site. This is where I'm in unfamiliar territory, as I know taxes + selling on the 'net = some confusion sometimes.
-I have my Federal Tax ID (they actually reopened my previous one), and requested to file quarterly instead of monthly
-I know I need a state business license
Being online only, will I need a county license as well?
Also, on my state's Dept. of Revenue website, it states:
"ALL WHOLESALERS (Businesses which sell exclusively to retailers, manufacturers, or other wholesalers) and/or MANUFACTURERS: May be required to obtain a Certificate of Sales Tax Exemption, Consumers Use Tax License, or other license."
Now.. I know that some people think that operating as far under the radar when selling via internet is the easiest way to go. However, I don't wanna take a silly risk that may bite me one day.
So, am I better off just calling my Dept. of Rev, explaining what I will be doing and just asking them for everything I need? Or is that asking for more attention from them than I may need?
Thanks for any opinions and help. I welcome it all