Business Licenses Q&A: Business License Responsibility

Audience Question: How similar or different do you find business license responsibility versus taxing nexus and have you seen much litigation regarding this?

Amanda's Response: Most of our customers do not engage in litigation to fight business licensing or local taxes. As a lawyer, I think there are some thorny legal questions raised by local licensing and local sales tax requirements for out-of-state retailers, but we assist our customers to comply with the law rather than fight it.

Joe's Response: I haven’t personally seen much litigation on this issue, but they are really two different animals with the local business license definition generally being broader and more inclusive.

(Author's Note: Business Licenses, LLC was pleased to host a webinar on April 30th, 2014 to discuss emerging trends in business license compliance. During the Q&A, the audience submitted many thought-provoking questions that our panelists didn’t have time to answer. We are going to periodically post those questions to this blog along with answers from the two panelists, Amanda Mattaliano and Joe Vitulli.)

By Alan Ruttenberg