Do I need to register my Etsy business name?
Most Etsy sellers come up with unique names for their shops to stand out and let buyers know the types of products they sell.
If you sell products under a name other than your own you may need to register a Doing Business As (DBA) with your state or locality, even if you’re not required to be licensed..
Should you copyright or trademark a name?
Copyrights primarily protect the rights of people who create literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works (like history tests, and software code). Trademarks protect the use of a company’s name and its product names, brand identity (like logos) and slogans.
Do you need sellers permit to sell on Etsy?
Etsy does not require a business license, or seller’s permit, to have a shop. But if you are trying to run a legitimate business, you need to follow your state’s laws, and maybe even your city or county, too for licensing and tax filing.
Is Shopify cheaper than Etsy?
Etsy is the cheaper option, but Shopify offers amazing value for money with all its features. This really depends on your budget. Etsy wins for individual sellers, Shopify wins for businesses who have the budget to start scaling.
Does Etsy report income to IRS?
Etsy reports your gross income to the IRS on Form 1099-K, but even if you don’t receive a 1099-K, you must report Etsy sales income on your tax return. If your state has income tax, you must pay state income taxes on the net income from your Etsy sales as well.