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First, the bottom line: You may believe that it's better to "fly below the radar" and avoid registering your business with federal, state, and local agencies. Understandably, you may worry that filing registrations may result in more paperwork, more taxes, and more obligations, and also raise zoning issues. That decision is up to you, but ignoring licensing and registration requirements is risky and, if discovered, may interfere with your ultimate goal of building a thriving eBay business. Keep in mind that these registration requirements are easy to meet — you just have to fill out a few simple forms. This section explains how to find and file the basic forms required for any eBay business.

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