I need some help with my business, I need to know a few things. I started an online dropshipping I guess you can call it, in a gray market area. The way it works, I set my price, I get orders, I pay a partner a set price and he ships it. The way I have it set up is he gets paid cash, I have no receipt so I have to pay taxes on the full transaction. Since 03/06/12 when I started I have made $13,000 in transactions $6700 in profit after I paid him. Obviously I'm paying taxes on the full $13,000. I need to know a few things that I'm sure a few of you might know. How much do I need to be charging customers for shipping. I live in FL so I have it set at 6.5% as that's what I pay local tax. If I don't have to charge taxes for every state, would it be illegal to do so anyway? Now do I owe the government that 6.5% PLUS I was told its 30% of my earnings so that 30% plus the 6.5 taxes? Or is it 30% total? Now how much do I owe the government myself on each sale? Does it matter if I have a business license as technically I don't do anything except collect orders and send them to someone else? Because right now I don't.. Or does the government just want their money?