I am putting a swimming pool in my back yard, i understand paying for the permit for the contractor; but should i or is it normal for customer to be responsible for paying for the business liscense as well?
Certainly not. If this person is taking on a job, it is his responsibility to obtain his own licenses. Of course, part of the cost of hiring him may be used for expenses, but not the entire obligation of obtaining a business license.
That would be like him expecting you to pay his entire phone bill, just because you called him on the phone.
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