Forum Title: Continuing to contract after losing business license
Let's say a licensed master plumber has his own one man business where he goes around on his own work truck doing service work at people's homes. He works 30-40 hours a week Monday through Friday and about 90% of the calls he does are repeat customers. But then, for some reason or another, he loses his business livense. So he figures: "No problem, In ten years in business never once has a homeowner asked to see my license. And I don't even advertise, most of my new customers are word of mouth referrals and write ups on community websites singing my praises. Pays to be that good. And the IRS doesn't give a rats patooty about it as long as I pay taxes on it. So yeah, this loss of my business license means nothing. I think I'll keep answering my phone and doing work as usual." In the hypothetical event that I, I mean, some random plumber, lost their business license, could they get caught? If so what are the consequences if he loses his business license, but they just keep catching him doing service calls as usual?
Category: Plumber Post By: JOANN MAY (Winston Salem, NC), 10/28/2016

Well, if he's not putting it thru business I would imagine he's not paying the taxes. He also probably doesn't hold proper insurance and is putting his customers at risk if something goes wrong. I don't own a business but I'm sure there's more to go wrong

- GLENN WHEELER (Concord, NH), 09/11/2017

He also wouldn't be able to get a permit without having licence.

- DIANA GUTIERREZ (Plymouth, MN), 09/27/2017

In So Cal, they often hold stings, where someone will ask for a quote from inside a home. Once the worker comes to the door, a business license is asked for, while the law dogs are hiding behind the door. If you don't show a business license, your next stop is in the pokey, with news cameras in your face.

- ALLEN GARZA (Fargo, ND), 10/13/2017

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