Am I required to have my website registered as a business in Canada ON, to be able to sell ads? does the amount of income makes any difference?

The reason I am asking this is I have been told that if I am selling (any goods or services) I should register as a business to collect Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

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    This is not really personal finance, more like business advice. If you ask the same question on startups.stackexchange.com, make sure to include more details - you are basically asking "does advertising work?", which is too broad for any stackexchange site to answer. Jul 13, 2016 at 17:27
  • No, that's not what I am asking. I have updated the question, please see above.
    – Tara
    Jul 13, 2016 at 17:37
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    "Should I do X?" is prone to being opinion-based. Is your real question actually "am I required to do X?"?
    – user
    Jul 13, 2016 at 19:19
  • @Grade'Eh'Bacon I think this sort of question has historically been allowed here - this is not a real business, this is a hobby business or similar, sole proprietorship sort of thing (which has its own entry under on-topic).
    – Joe
    Jul 13, 2016 at 19:43
  • I also think that this question now is reasonable and answerable, thanks to the editing.
    – Joe
    Jul 13, 2016 at 19:43


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