I know there are tons of questions people have about how to start up cake shops...and yes I have read the post from...I think it was Doug?...showing the "simple steps no matter where you live"...haha. I have a call placed into the county zoning district to inquire about that and I've downloaded and started the application for home inspection. I know I need to register my business name with the register of deeds...my questions (mostly) come from the tax side of things...
Is there one place I can call that will be able to tell me if all my bases are covered? (Maybe that would be too easy...) But of course there's a Federal Tax ID number, then sales tax...then I think also county sales tax. So I need to file with federal, state, and county for like a tax number or something? And then will they send me a document explaining sales tax or is there somewhere I can go for that info? Meaning, how to report it to state and county, how much to charge, what to charge sales tax on (the cake, obviously, but delivery also?)
Also business licenses...other than the inspected kitchen, I have found that I need a business license in my city, but how can I find out for sure that I don't need any other kind of business licenses?
I should write a book once this process is over!
Thanks for any help you can offer. These boards are always helpful!
You should speak to an accountant who can tell you about the taxes, if you need a license for your city they can tell you if you need one from the state as well. When I made these calls everyone was happy to help.
Thank you for the assistance!!