ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“Does my remote employee make me liable for a business license where they live?”

Answer:

Possibly. While many localities do not consider the presence of a remote employee enough of a nexus to make a business liable for a license, there are some exceptions. Is your employee an IT assistant or a work-from-home salesperson generating revenue for your business? Localities may have different rules depending on the work being done by the employee.

If you are unsure whether your business needs a license in a particular jurisdiction, you can contact us via chat, email, or phone (800.292.0909) any time.