it also depends on which state you live in. Some do not require a business license if you sell under a certain dollar amount per year. Also each county has regulations regarding a sanitary inspection, etc.
Always best to check the regulations in your state and county.
FYI, Florida passed a law beginning July 1st of this year, where you can sell your cakes made in your home kitchen as long as they are specifically labeled and you don't make over $15,000 a year.
Looks to be a good one, Jen. I wish our Texas Baker's Bill had some of your provisions!!
In California you are to report anything you bought out of state on your yearly income tax return- even if you pay tax on it. If the tax you paid was lower than CA's - you have to pay the additional tax to the state... individuals, too, not just businesses. Seeing as we are one of the highest taxed states in the nation..... we always owe.
Yippee!! That would be enough for me. I undertand that it was in the bill to start with but Harris County HD told them (at the last minute of course) that they had to take it out or they (HCHD) would cause the bill to fail. Not sure how they would have done that but they didn't want to take the chance.
thanks for that. I see so many web sites with sculpted cakes and wonder how did they get around the copyright laws, I guess they just haven't got caught yet.
Don't mean to hijack this thread, but while we are on the "legal or not" topic I am taking some space to mention copyright laws.
If you make (and sell) a popular cartoon figure or a specific purse or shoe , for example (the list is a mile long) you must obtain in writing, a copyright release from the owner of said item.
Forget about them!
They have a whole department dedicated to finding and prosecuting copy infringement.
How do I know?
A friend was busted.
Since it was her first time, she only had to pay a small fine.
Around ten thousand.
Thank goodness she was licensed and insured.