Told Mom about getting the cart and she didn’t seem all that pleased by the idea. Told her I’m going to a small con in Canada and she seemed even less pleased instead of happy for me. Told me she’s concerned about me getting in trouble for income tax evasion or something for all the events I go to (which is a legitimate concern and something I need to look into more especially because I have no idea how it works across state lines and even less so across the border).
Then told me to get a real job.
Thanks for the anxiety spike and the self esteem jab mom.
But uh. Relevant question time:
Have any of my US followers sold at a convention across the border in Canada? I know you’d have to declare your merch and intent on selling at a con but is there anything else to know/tell them? Projected income? Do you need to have forms/a number? It seems like yes even if the con doesn’t require it since you are telling the border that you will be making some form of income, so???
More research has dug up: Yes. Most likely? Value of goods should probably be under $2500 otherwise you run into tons of red tape. Not a problem for me, mine usually caps around $1000 IF I were to sell every last item. Which never happens. Found a couple things about small businesses from Canda having trouble getting into US for this reason, but they were well over the $2500 mark.
I was so concerned about tax stuff I wasn’t even thinking that selling there is technically importing goods into the country dang