What legal/business documents are necessary before selling?

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Just preparing my store, and want to know, before contacting suppliers and launching the store, what documents are needed to begin? (I.e. business license? sales tax permit? Any tax/legal forms?...).
Thanks for helping a novice ^^

Shopify Staff
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Hi, there!

Ren here from the Shopify support team, happy to offer some guidance here. 

When it comes to business specific questions and advice regarding the legal documents required for starting up your business, the best course of action would be to contact a local business, revenue and tax professional. They will know exactly what you'll need to get started and what you'll have to prepare for down the line. Due to laws varying from State to State, the most accurate information can be gleaned locally. As for taxes, you can review some general information from our help center document here. 

I wish you all the best and congratulations on your new venture! Are you wondering about anything to do with your store and initial set-up process? Let me know! Here's a helpful Checklist to bookmark and reference as you go.


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