Tampa, FL asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida

Q: Would like to know what type of license would I need to start an online clothing boutique and be able to but wholesale

2 Lawyer Answers
Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse
Answered
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You would at least need an occupational license from your city or county.

Heather Marie Meglino
Heather Marie Meglino
Answered
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Typically you would start by establishing your own entity with the state of Florida (sunbiz). Also, obtain an EIN number if you haven't already. Then obtain your occupational license (now called a Business Tax Receipt), which depending on your area you need both the city and county license (yes even if an online business). I would also consult with a CPA to help you with the IRS portion and collecting sales tax.

Other documents that I have created for an online retail business: Online terms of use, return and exchange policy, non-disclosure agreement, privacy policy, and an operating agreement.

Hope this helps and congrats on your new business venture!

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