Registering an Online Business


If any of you have had experience registering an Etsy store or an online business with the purpose of selling across Canada and Internationally, I would appreciate any advice concerning how you went about doing this.

On the same note, if any of you have a blog that brings in a pretty steady income from either affiliate programs, advertising, or the selling of a product or service, did you have to register your blog as a business?

Lastly, how did you claim your earnings for income taxes?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

Jan 21, 2016 @ 10:53 am

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Sorry I don't have a clue .. hopefully someone else will help
Jan 21, 2016 @ 12:06 pm


I'm in the same boat, I always worry about that stuff. I asked my husband (who's Canadian) and he told me you have to earn over 20,000 a year before declaring or something high like that so he said don't worry about it just now, haha.
Jan 21, 2016 @ 01:33 pm


Thanks just the same martac!
Jan 21, 2016 @ 02:04 pm


@wonderwhatif.... Maybe we can help each other then! I just read on Etsy that the threshold is $30,000 until you can charge sales taxes and ultimately declare it. I'll leave you the link so you can follow the conversation I read.

So, if I understand correctly, if you make less than $20,000 - $30,000, you don't need to give your accountant any information to file income taxes. Is this right?

Jan 21, 2016 @ 02:10 pm

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