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:mad:Alright I want to start my own clothing line, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do legal wise. I have made the designs I will have printed on the shirts and have a local print shop to do it for me. Also, I know where to buy the shirts for a decent price.

Now my problem is the legal work behind this. What exactly do I need to do? I've been researching for days and this is what I've come up with.
*Register your business with your state
----Should I register as Sole Proprietorship? I am 17 and live in Pennsylvania. I read on the state website that there is no age requirement for one. I could be wrong since I have gathered so much information I'm losing my mind.

*Apply for a tax id number

*Get a re-sellers license
What might I be missing? Any information would be help. (Please be as clear as possible for anything.. This research has been giving a headache)
 

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Best advise is talk to an accountant. The designing T shirts and even selling them are pretty straight forward. But dealing with the taxes is a daunting task.
Do you plan on selling them at local markets and events? If so I suggest maybe doing it as a hobby initially to see if you sell what you plan on selling. It is a pain in the butt to get through all the paper work and fees of setting up a business... To find out, you already sold shirts to the 25 people that actually would buy them.
I'm speaking from experience.
 

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Been putting this off since I didn't want to go through all that crap. Then I read that you can do it without doing all that if you're just starting off. Its probably illegal but I'm going to do it anyways. I'm talking to a local print shop tomorrow and I'm waiting for my hem tags to come in
I'm also ordering stickers.
 

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Been putting this off since I didn't want to go through all that crap. Then I read that you can do it without doing all that if you're just starting off. Its probably illegal but I'm going to do it anyways. I'm talking to a local print shop tomorrow and I'm waiting for my hem tags to come in
I'm also ordering stickers.
Did you pick up any business from some of the 100k twitter followers?
 

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I suggest you start selling the shirts to see if you get good feedback from the market before going through all the hard tasks of setting up a business. Many of our customers have been successful starting up their clothing line, so if you need help, just email me and I will ask them to see if they are willing to give you advice.
 
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