Dann757 wrote:Dann757 wrote:Name one government control that restricts me in any way from doing business as a sole proprietor of my handyman service.
Answer the question. Not with another question.
I needed more information to give you an answer.
Maybe you barter for everything you do and therefore use no Federal Reserve Notes as a means of exchange which would also mean you don't pay income tax.
But if you use what the government laughingly calls "money", then I'll assume you pay income tax, and/or with self employment tax. Plus probably an incorporation fee to the state and several other things.
Are those taxes a restriction on your business?
Does that fact that you use government mandated, over valued currency place a restriction on your business?
You tell me. I certainly don't know your business better than you.
If you didn't have to pay the government for the right to go out an work every day, I bet you could hire a helper to expand your business. Does having to pay that helper a minimum amount place a restriction on your business? How about all the associated taxes that are required to employ him? Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment, Workers Comp? Do any of those things restrict you at all?
You tell me. Are you free to run your business as you see fit or are you free to follow any number of government guidelines or risk being in violation of several laws?