Do I need a license in California to sell personally or online?

Do I need a license in California to sell personally or online?

Rollo on July 16, 2012

Two types of license come to mind — a business license and a seller’s permit. The business license is a city issue, so that depends upon where you live. San Diego says “incorporated cities may require a business license when conducting business within city limits.” A seller’s permit is to collect sales tax for the state. California says: “You must obtain a seller’s permit if you: Are engaged in business in California; Intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail.”

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