We may not need to pay the Lee tax but when the client ask for it we have it. It’s only a couple hundred dollars for tax, and since we work for the county, ft myers housing authority, EPA and other gov agencies, we just pay the tax.
Since you have to have paid tax on each licensed individual and you have to pay tax from the start of your business ($50 per year) this can cost many a lot $$.
They have your address from the state.
Example business started in 2009
Mold business tax $150
Home Insp business tax $150
Radon business tax $150
With so many inspectors dodging the law, they can collect a lot of money.
Some guys I know have not paid the tax in 10 years.
About 250 licensed home inspectors have not paid the Lee County business tax.
250 x $100 = $25,000
About 102 Licensed mold assessors have not paid the Lee County business tax.
102 x $100 = 10,200
About 100 Licensed mold remediators have not paid the Lee County business tax.
100 x $100 = $10,000
Dozens of certified radon tech’s have not paid the Lee County business tax.
My guess the county is looking at 40 to 50 thousand in taxes.