I'm living in California and wanted to ask if I make a shopify dropshipping store do I have to file for annual income taxes? Do I have to apply to the gov. to get my business approved? I've been wondering if shops on shopify count as a business and that every user has to file in income tax reports or not.
My name is Alex, I'm a guru here at Shopify!
Thanks for reaching out today! Those aren't requirements from our end, but the requirements for legally running a business do vary from place to place. To find out what's necessary in your jurisdiction, I'd suggest reaching out to a local legal expert for advice to make sure that you've gone through all the steps needed. You might find the IRS guide for small businesses helpful as well as you're looking into it!
Hope that's helped! Please feel free to let me know, and you can always give us a call or start a live chat at any time. We're open 24/7 for your convenience and always happy to assist!
Alex | Shopify Guru