How to start a Shopify as a minor?

Lillyb
Tourist
10 0 1

Is there anyway to start a Shopify, ( while being under 18) without having your parents pay taxes for you?

 

I would like to start a Shopify, but I am under 18, how do I go about this, without having the income taxes be under my parents name ( and under their taxes)?

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Skye
Shopify Staff
1073 97 195

Hi, @Lillyb.

 

Skye here again, I hope you're doing well!

 

Unfortunately, as stated in your last post, there is no way to open a Shopify store under the age of 18. The only way to legally operate the store under the age of 18 is through your parents. 

 

If you try to open a store under the age of 18 without your parents as the listed Account Owners you run this risk of the store being permanently shut down as it violates the Shopify Terms of Service.

 

Best of luck moving forward! 

Skye | Social Care @ Shopify
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Lillyb
Tourist
10 0 1

Hi @Skye,

I understand this.

However, I am just wondering if there is anyway to start a Shopify without your parents taxes being affected?

 

i have seen some other threaded reply’s and questions with similar questions to mine, that were answered.

 

however, when I ask questions In those threads I rarely receive an answer.

 

Just wondering,

 

thank you !

 

Skye
Shopify Staff
1073 97 195

Thanks for clarifying! As the account would be under your parents names it will be under their tax information until you turn 18 in which you can have them transfer store ownership to you. Unfortunately, there is no way around this.

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