Opening an Etsy shop to sell your handmade crafts for money can be very exciting, but there’s a lot you should know before starting a small online business…
From business structure, tax implications, legal issues, intellectual property, to understanding Etsy policies & fees – there’s so much to know and it can be confusing.
As an Etsy seller myself, I wanted to offer general recommendations to others on aspects I feel are important to have a grasp on when you’re getting started. Plus, we’re going over the official Etsy Seller Handbook to answer common questions.
*Disclaimer: I am NOT an Etsy expert, and the information presented in this video does not constitute business, legal, or financial advice. Seek out qualified professionals to help you with specific situations.*
Etsy Seller Handbook
LEGAL – Demystifying intellectual property law, legal structures for your business and more
How to Open an Etsy Shop
Etsy Minors Policy
There still seems to be a lot of confusion around the new IRS tax reporting threshold of $600 starting in 2022.
No, the actual IRS tax law has not changed, only the IRS reporting requirements for online payment platforms. Anyone who generated a profit from selling anything online is expected to report income and pay income taxes regardless of whether or not they received a 1099-K. This includes popular online third-party payment processors Etsy, eBay, PayPal, Venmo, Facebook Marketplace, and Cash App.
Prior to this year, the old threshold was $20,000 per year and at least 200 transactions.
According to Zelle, this platform is actually exempt from the IRS reporting law
Previously, the threshold was $20,000 and at least 200 transactions. This rule is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, applying to anyone who receives payments for goods/services processed by third-party payment networks. Income should be reported on an individual or business’s tax return.
Joining me in this episode is Mark Tew, CPA – known as Not Your Dad’s CPA – to clarify some of these items, answer questions, and help you tackle small business finances.
Connect with Mark – Not Your Dad’s CPA online!
Accounting for Online Sellers free Facebook group:
Reseller Tax Academy: https://www.resellertaxacademy.com/
Mark’s website: https://notyourdadscpa.com/
Disclaimer: this video is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, accounting, legal or tax advice. Please consult a licensed professional about your own specific situation and small business needs.
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