Okay, so I took 2 buses to get to city hall and get a business license, come to find out that I needed a seller's permit first. So I took another 2 buses to get to the Board of Equalization building, got off at the wrong stop and had to walk almost 2 miles. Waited around for an hour, got my seller's permit, walked back to the bus stop and took 2 buses to get back to city hall and finally got my license number ::pant pant::, but they had to mail me the actual license.
Now, it cost me about $45 for my license and I tried to go to the bank and open a small business checking account and they told me I couldn't open one unless I had the actual business license or a certificate for a fictitious name, which the lady told me costs another $50. My question is, do I need to get that right away? I don't technically need a business checking account, I can make due with a personal account if need be. $50 is a lot of money for me right now while I'm just starting out.
Another question I have is, if I do go that way and get a personal checking account, will I still be able to use my certified reseller certificate to purchase supplies or am I going to have to pay tax on them until I get a certified business account? Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm new to all of this. Thanks in advance.