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Old 12-31-2002, 11:06 AM
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Licensing a biz

How much and where?
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:21 AM
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Where I live, its the Department of Revenue.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:24 AM
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BHB, where I am a business license is not required. However, to get a commercial bank account and commercial insurance, I got a DBA (doing business as). It was $10 and a trip to the courthouse. I am currently setup as a general partnership with my wife as the partner. This was necessary for me for the bank account in order to have my wife on the account also. I do plan on incorporating in some fashion this next year, but for now the business entity we have now is sufficient. I would call your county or municipality and check what the regulations are in your area.

on edit: thanks for the reminder, B.J. We do have to get a sales tax license also.

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Old 12-31-2002, 11:28 AM
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Here in Ohio, it's the Ohio department of TAXATION, and the cost is $25 for a service venders license.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:37 AM
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you cant, plain and simple. you are not an adult, so your signature carries no weight.
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:54 AM
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f350, I would have it under one or both of my parent's name(s).
wouldn't that work?
Basically I need to call the co. courthouse and see how to proceed then cause it sounds like you get them at different places?
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Old 12-31-2002, 02:08 PM
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so then you screw your parents due to a different tax bracket.. what a sweet kid.
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Old 12-31-2002, 02:11 PM
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Bus. License

I think if you are under the age of 18 you are not legally bound to have a licence. But, if you are, it would have to be under your parents name.
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Old 12-31-2002, 03:08 PM
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f350-
thanks for the positive remarks!
I'm just trying to do everything right, OK? What's wrong with that? I want to run a legit business here paying taxes, insured and licensed. I don't see why I should be shot down for that?
Grassmaster, thanks I'll check on that.
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Old 12-31-2002, 03:08 PM
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Licensing a business is more complex than a simple answer. Each government entitiy and indeed each agency within those entities will have different requirements. A lot depends on what you do. The county courthouse may tell you what you need from their perspective, but not even mention other levels of gov't

Our Business has several different licences for different purposes

Sales Tax
Contractors Excise Tax
Non-Highway Fuel
Non Highway Diesel
IFTA (interstate fuel)
US DOT
State Pesticide Applicator
State Nursery License
State Plumbing License
Probably others that I can't think of off hand

Your best bet is to talk to someone else that has a similar business that has been around for awhile.


I don't know of any one source that could reliably anwser your question with a fool proof answer.


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