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Canadian citizen doing business in US

Asked by: Andrei - 27 July, 2012
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/default.png-f1597c1da25f30f8c1a941405e8391c8 Hello,
I'm a Canadian citizen planing to open a little online retail store to server US customers. Do I have to open an US company or I can activate as a physical person?

Thank you!
Answered by: Robert Kowalski - 27 July, 2012
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/35.jpg-687fc92d5f6c5febcbdccb6895b08b8c Dear Andrei,

Generally speaking you can run an online business as a Canadian entity (like a Canadian equivalent of sole proprietorship or any other), selling to the US residents, without the need to register in the US.

As you grow you might want to consider registering in the US if that would be advantageous from a business point of view (taxes, credit, or other considerations).

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