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Starting a(n) Art Business Licenses & Tax IDs
Hi, I'm RACHAEL 29720   This business is a very important part of our lives not just for mine only. And being one with abilities to create physical product for others is the key to existence in itself as oneself. This unique idea using what is already provided but may be old is born new again by my personal TLC. Which is a..., RACHAEL.
Hi, I'm   KY LLC   You can obtain a KY LLC here.

We will file the articles of organization and prepare the LLC operating agreement. That is all you need for the LLC to be operating in KY.

See below you may need more licensing and registrations such as an EIN, a Business License and or a seller's permit.

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As the majority of Art businesses, 99.9%, you will need an occupational business license even if you obtain a free LLC filing or you incorporate.

In addition, you may need a federal tax ID number, and if you sell any merchandise, you will need a resale tax ID number. Also note that all LLC s need an occupational business license.

Also, if the LLC has more than one member, or you will file a tax return for the Art LLC as a Art corporation as opposed as a disregarded entity, you will need a federal tax ID number for the LLC .Starting a business fist step is to choose the tax legal structure.

There are three major ones:1. Sole proprietor, 2. Partnership, and 3. Corporation or Limited Liability Company.

All small, Art home or web based businesses as well as big businesses must choose and register as on of the above. In addition, businesses must obtain a Art business tax registration occupational license receipt.

If selling any taxable items,a business must also get a reseller ID number to buy wholesale and sell retail.

Finally, if a business is an employer, it needs to get a federal EIN and a State EIN.
Creating art projects that can be purchased outright or online. From paper to mixed medium, wood etc. Yes Hi! I'm looking for Independent business Artists liscence I would be selling my Art, in the form of paintings and drawings, not for construction I'm selling at an art fair in September. What do I need I'm trying to find the cheapest price/free if was such a thing way/route to officially registering my art business!!! Right now I'm making jewelery and art. I want a vending license. Thats what I'm looking for. Seller's Permit. I was informed that in order to sell my small art pieces and pins, I needed one of those.


From sole propr., SC LLC, SC partneship or SC Corp.: Each requires an entity certificate filing.


All Sole Proprietorship   businesses/entities need a business license and an EIN.


Selling/Buying wholesale or retail requires a SC   seller's permit.

You can choose to be a(n) :

  • Sole Proprietor,
  • LLC,
  • Corporation or
  • Partnership.
    After you decide and select your business entity, you need licensing.

Lancaster Business Tax Registration ( Business License)
All businesses including home, online or mobile BUSINESS need a BUSINESS license because they are BUSINESSES.

A(n) business using a fictitious business name in Lancaster County i.e. you are a business with a trade name other than the owner's legal (full name) name are required to get a(n) fictitious business name.   For instance you open a(n) business and you name it "Superior Group". You will need to file a fictitious business name for that name.

In addition note that in SC you may also need a seller's permit if you sell merchandise that is taxable.  (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate, about $39 for most states).
Seller's Permit

Note: All businesses need a federal tax ID number except sole proprietors that are not employers and are not independent contractors.
An independent contractor is a self employed business person that receives more than $600 per year from anyone of his or her clients.
IRS rule: The client must issue a 1099 form to the independent contractor and the independent contractor must have a federal tax ID. However, even sole owners may obtain a federal ID and use it as a business tax ID instead of using their own social security number as a business tax ID number.
However, all other licenses that apply to sole proprietors as discussed here are requited regardless of getting a federal tax ID number.

In addition you will need a federal and a state EIN if you will hire employees. I.e., a SC Federal Tax Id Number ($29)  and a(n) SC  State Employer Tax Number  

Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing (about $49 plus state and legal newspaper publication fees) in Lancaster, Incorporate in SC  or form a(n) SC LLC

You have a choice to file a DBA or form an LLC or incorporate. There is a cicrcumstance that you may not need to register a trade name and that is when you use your full name as a business name if you use your full legal name as a trade name.
Also note that even using your first and last name may not help you avoid filing a DBA if the name has a suffix such as "& sons" etc.

If you do form an Sole Proprietorship llc or incorporate (about $49 plus state fees for most states) your business instead of just filing a fictitious business name (dba), it will help you avoid personal liability from wrongs arising from your business dealings and you will not have to file the Lancaster business name. Instead of just registering your Lancaster County assumed business name (our fee includes assumed business name registration and legal newspaper publication) you can choose to setup a corporation in SC or form an SC LLC (starts @ $49 plus state fee for most states & includes required documents such as bylaws for the corporation and Limited Liability operating agreement for the LLC). .
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