Etsy Sellers In Alberta, Canada Struggle With Business & Tax Info
Etsy sellers in Alberta, Canada have hit a snag when trying to enter business and tax information required to sell on the site.
Seller and blogger, Cindylouwho2, posted some helpful advice for affected sellers in the Etsy community.
How to fill out your "Legal and Tax Information page" on Etsy if you have an incorporated business in Alberta
Your Taxpayer ID = 123456789RT0001 (all caps, no spaces)
Name of Legal Entity = Found on your Certificate of Incorporation; if your company ends in LTD. Make sure you include the period after LTD.
Legal Business Address = Found on your Incorporate Alberta Corporation - Registration Statement. The address you enter must match the address on the document EXACTLY. If you expand or abbreviate the address (Drive or DR) so it is a different format than your Registration Statement, Etsy may flag it. This address also needs to match the address on your GST/HST registration.
Jurisdiction = As per your incorporation documents - it may be a province or federal depending on your choice when you incorporated; check with your accountant to confirm if you aren't sure.
Business Registration Number = 10-digit Corporate Access Number found on your Certificate of Incorporation. It is the also called the Alberta Corporate Access Number on the document where your Business Number is issued by Corporate Registry Alberta. If you use your Business Number on this document, Etsy may flag you.