Friday, July 29, 2016

Thank you

Thank you Lady Hawthorne and everyone else who has given some tips and encouraged me with this issue.

It sounds so easy for all of you living in states other than FL. I went to the website for getting a sales tax id and below is a pic of the requirements for a sole proprietor to have before registering to collect sales tax here in FL. For ‘Pete’s sake’.


This is depressing to say the least! Etsy doesn’t give out a 1099K for the IRS unless you have $20,000 in sales or 200 sales in a year. I would need to keep records, which wouldn’t be hard to do.

What I really need to figure out is what is the ‘easy-peasy’ way to get a sales tax id# here in FL.

Hopefully this will be figured out sometime soon. Smile If not, I give up. It won’t be the end of the world, just the end of my shop, unless I just don’t sell to people who live in Florida. I don’t even know if that is possible, but it is a thought.

Later ~ Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Thursday, July 28, 2016

I am getting more flustered


Hi Folks ~ I went to my bank this morning to see about opening a DBA account for my Etsy shop. I have to have a fictitious name certificate before I can open an account, which costs $50, I just checked online. There will be a bank fee of $17 a mo. unless I have a certain amount that will stay in the account. SIGH!

To get a sales tax # doesn’t sound hard, but I think I will have to get the certificate mentioned above first.

From what I can figure out from online is that I also need a business license even for an online store. I will be sole proprietor.

My mind is reeling! I wish I had someone to talk with and walk me through this. I am not good at figuring out this kind of stuff.  DH was, I’m ‘FlowerLady’, he took care of all of geek/business stuff while I took care of home, gardens, worked for 17 years at my job, and create my needleworks.

I’m wondering if it is even worth it.

I’ll take a break again from thinking about all of this, in other words, procrastinate some more, and pray about it too.

I did read on Etsy that in order to do business there, you really do need the business license and the tax #. I think there are a lot of sellers who don’t realize this. We are led to believe we can just start selling on Etsy.

Other than that, I am thankful today for, flowers, shade, a.c. food to eat, a nice bed to nap/sleep in, bills are paid and my feet aren’t hurting.

This is a short little post to vent my somewhat frustrated feelings.

I’d appreciate prayers and any feedback with this issue. ~ FlowerLady


Indecision becomes decision with time.
Author Unknown

Do not plant your dreams in the field of indecision,
where nothing ever grows but the weeds of "what-if."

Everything is something you decide to do,
and there is nothing you have to do.
Denis Waitley


I love to create! Right now I’ve been working on things that are to give to others rather than things that are for sale. This was the last piece I created for my Etsy shop and it is sitting, waiting for my shop to open up again.