Do you have a business license?
If not, you may need to get one. Keep the following in mind:
- If you own a business, you need to be registered with the city in which the business is located.
- If you work out of your house as an employee for another company, you usually don’t need a license.
- If you have a virtual office in an actual building but do most of you work out of a home office, you’ll need a business license for one location or the other. If your home is in a different city than the virtual office, you may need a license in both places.
- In most cities, failure to get a business is a misdemeanor. I have seen this come up from time to time, and it appears that a city will usually give you a friendly warning first: “please get the license so we don’t have to cite you.” However, I have seen them prosecute people without giving a warning if the business owner is a problem child.
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