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December

Montgomery City Council To Decide If Private School Is A Business

Recent inspection in Montgomery, AL reveals that private schools need business licenses under city law…they just don’t have them.

Somehow private schools slipped through the legal cracks. The city now has to choose between enforcing the law or providing private schools an exemption. While the city has not been actively enforcing the law in the past, the law cannot be ignored now that it is known.

Schools, contractors, tattoo parlors. No matter your inudstry, LicenseSuite can help you determine what licenses & permits your business requires. Have the filing for licenses taken care of for you, as well.

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11

December

As 2016 Comes To An End, So Do DE Business Licenses

Businesses in Delaware are encouraged by the Department of Revenue to renew their business licenses before the year’s end deadline.

Last year, over 65% of business owners used the online renewal service. Renewing a State of Delaware business license online is not only convenient, but it allows the taxpayer to print a temporary license directly from their computer – a benefit for any business requiring proof of a current license, such as contractors and businesses receiving government payments.

Not only can our services help you determine which licenses and permits your business requires and file for them, we can also handle your renewals. Check it out here.

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23

November

New Requirements & Restrictions Placed on Food Trucks in Delaware

Mobile food trucks face a new, demanding law in Delaware town.

The new ordinance, approved on Oct. 14, establishes requirements for mobile food vendors and specifies that mobile food vendors must have at least $100,000 worth of general liability insurance, trash receptacles, can have limited dining areas and are not permitted within 50 feet of restaurants.

It also outlines details surrounding the participation of mobile food vendors in public events and specifies the licensing procedures. It spells out restrictions for mobile food vendors located on public and private property and notes penalties for violation of the ordinance between $150 and $500.

Operating a mobile food truck can be a complicated, regulated ordeal. Fortunately, there are ways to make the process of getting set up easier. Get a report of exactly which licenses and permits you will need at LicenseSuite.com. There are also services available to have all the filing done on your behalf.

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17

November

With Increase in Costs, Comes Increase in Business License Fees

Officials in Harrisburg, PA consider raising business license fee to cover inflation & costs increases over years.

“Over the years, there have been numerous increases to the cost of personnel, postage, paper and printing associated with issuing the business privilege and mercantile licenses,” the proposed ordinance said…The fee hike would apply to about 5,000 businesses that operate in the city.

Whether it costs $40 or $50, we can help you get your business license. Visit LicenseSuite.com to figure out which licenses and permits your business needs. We can also help with filing by doing it on your behalf.

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10

November

Moberly Looking to Mobilize on Business License Rules Changes

Moberly, Missouri City Council looking to change business license laws and it will affect every small business, as they strive for gross receipts taxes and license fees to be applied evenly among all the city’s businesses.

“It’s a very unusual situation for us to find ourselves in,” he said. Thompson noted that individual business owners who might be taxed when they weren’t before if the city decides to apply the gross receipts tax might make the argument that a “new” tax can’t be applied without an election to do so. Thompson went on to say that he has found very little precedent for this, so how to proceed is still up in the air.

 

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09

November

A Fantasy Delayed – Bitcoin Backlog Issue Keeps New York in Suspense

New York’s financial regulator had sights set on becoming a global hub for innovations like bitcoin when it adopted trailblazing virtual currency rules last year. But the state lost that momentum when the agency’s chief left, putting a licensing process in limbo and allowing rivals to catch up.

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02

November

Possible Changes in Liquor License Laws Coming in Wyoming

Potential good news for Wyoming as Cheyenne mayor announces interest in allowing more flexibility in state’s liquor laws

Under current state law every Wyoming community is allowed to issue a certain number of licenses based on its population. Kaysen says he would be in favor of allowing a lot more local flexibility to towns and cities across the state, so that a mid-size community such as Riverton or a smaller town like Pine Bluffs could make their own decisions about the number of liquor licenses to issue.

With more flexibility comes more responsibility. And with more liquor licenses allowed comes greater headache in filing and managing renewals for them. Filing help is available. Get it done on your behalf.

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01

November

New liquor licenses Available in San Francisco for First Time in 77 Years

A first-time restaurateur, she was shocked to learn the cost of buying a full liquor license: around $300,000. It was “way too expensive,”…For the first time in 77 years, the state will sell new liquor licenses to restaurants in San Francisco — for $13,800 apiece — under a state law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month.

Great news for San Francisco small businesses interested in selling wine, beer, or liquor. Although, this doesn’t mean the process to obtain the licenses will be a walk in the park. Get professional help in determining what licenses you need for your jurisdiction, and filing assistance from the experts.

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October

Pay Day for City of Richmond, CA as Business License Law Gets Enforced

The city has collected $26,437.63 in business license taxes that were either overdue or would have gone unpaid before the new system was put in place…Nearly 1,000 violation notices have been sent out.

If you’re running a business in a city that has not been enforcing its licensing laws, don’t wait until the city wakes up and it’s too late. Violations can be in the form of fines, closures, or worse. Make sure you know what licenses your business needs, and have the filing for them done on your behalf.

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10

October

Plans for Fee Increases Cancelled, & New Licenses Required Next Year

While there is no change to its business license fee system, marijuana & liquor retailers in Durango, CO will be required to have licenses next year.

“This is not the year to try and achieve equity within our clerk’s department,” Councilor Dean Brookie said….Alcohol and marijuana sellers in Durango receive their business licenses for free when they pay for or renew specialty licenses. Next year, they will have to pay for a license, the same as other businesses.

As two heavily regulated activities, the process of obtaining licenses for pot & alcohol retailers can be daunting. Get help with the application and filing process, & order a Business License Compliance Package.

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