ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“If we are direct shipping via common carrier to various states but have no physical presence in that state are we required to have a business license in those states?”

Answer:

Generally not. Unless a business owns a distribution center or has a physical location within the state they are commonly not required to obtain a state wide business license. If the business employees any residents of that state, you may need to obtain the proper license and registrations.