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Hi,

I got back on Etsy a year and a half ago with help from a wonderful person on this forum. My shop was always small... maybe a couple thousand a year, until just a couple months ago I added a specific seasonal item and have already hit the projection to go above $20,000 so Etsy has started asking for my tax info.

I planned on simply shutting down sales right before hitting the threshold, but I am only a few sales away from when they say they will freeze my sales without updating the tax info.

Has anyone had experience with how to go about this? My shop is direct checkout. I have read about using an EIN, but when obtaining the EIN I would assume I use my real info? I guess I am just a bit confused about keeping Etsy from linking me but still staying legal.. don't want to mess with the IRS.

My ⊗⊗⊗⊗ name on Etsy is my middle name plus a misspelling of my last name, not sure if that matters but I also read where Etsy may ask to verify info with the IRS if the name doesn't match and wonder if that would be simple enough to explain away to someone.

TIA for any info you have.
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Open new shop
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pay your tax
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Open new shop
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Gee, what a helpful post.
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is your concern of giving SSN -not want to pay tax or they will shut you down since it is linked to your old Etsy account?
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why not set up another Etsy shop and remove the hot items from your current shop now?
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