Question by : Do you need a business license to have a home based online business?
What are some reasons that you need a business license for an online business? Are you required to have one in Los Angeles, CA if you have a seller’s permit and are going to be doing all your business online on your own website?
Answer by Carl M
Since the internet is not regulated by any one state or country a business license is not required to have a exclusively internet based business, however many people who run internet based businesses will get a license to apply for a DBA which will give them access to many services only available to businesses most importantly the ability to setup their own merchant account and take credit cards payments without the use of third parties. Still others might setup S-Corps or an LLC simply for the tax benefits when they start making a decent amount of money through their business. The choice is really yours if you want to get a business license.
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