Business Licenses Q&A: Standardization

Audience Question: Is there a movement, that you know of, to standardize licensing? Even at the state level?

Amanda's Response: I honestly can’t think of any movement towards standardization of business linceses. Licensing authorities tend to have different agendas from state to state and from locality to locality which makes it hard to move in the direction of standardization.

Joe's Response: It certainly would be nice! In the past, there have been attempts to standardize sales tax filings, especially on the federal level for online sales. Thus far, traction in those areas has been limited.

(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