Trying to get a business started takes a lot of time away from the business. There is so much regulation and taxes and license fees that I can understand why people try to fly under the table. The government wants their cut and they do not care how much of your tax money they spend to get it. If the department of business and professional regulation gets ahold of you then your tax money will be used to prosecute you. Ditto with the IRS. I refuse to say this is right but it is the way of things. Nobody on the government dole cares how much you lost conforming to inane restrictions and regulations. If I lost $1000 taking the time to comply do you think the official I had to spend time waiting to see in order to comply cares? No. That person is getting a paycheck regardless. Okay, rant over, feel free to resume your life.