In response to the daily disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the service sector continues to provide necessary services and supplies.
Many companies across the country have chosen to retool their business models to both meet current demand and operate more effectively in the present environment. CT Corporation is monitoring two major industries where businesses are shifting their operational priorities in the fight against COVID-19: The commercial cleaning and hand sanitizer industries.
Commercial cleaning has seen a significant spike in demand as a result of COVID-19. In order to meet increasing demand, existing cleaning services have opted to expand their operational footprint while new companies are beginning to emerge in the commercial cleaning industry space for the first time1. Whether existing or new, commercial cleaning businesses are required to register for state sales tax, and in many instances, they must procure a municipal business license. Similarly, businesses shifting their operations to commercial cleaning are required to update existing licenses and tax accounts. Companies with business licenses must also file updates to reflect all activities conducted by the company. Additionally, it is important to note a commercial cleaning contractor license requirement exists in certain states. Regulatory hurdles do exist – whether it be a license, permit or tax – and it is imperative to be aware of such hurdles. CT Corporation is fully equipped to update your license to reflect any operational change or apply for a new license type should your business require it. CT Corporation can also conduct research as to whether a specific industry license requirement now exists for your business.