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« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2018, 12:04:35 PM »

Would that be $10,000 in sales?
Think about that before asking; what else could it be?
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what happens before one reaches it?
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In illinois, I had to charge sales tax for every sale, with no thresholds
That's the same today in NM. That may change in the future where so many are predicting more FUD while asking about how this stuff works (hilarious/sad). We should cross that bridge and answer when we come to it.

Mind letting us know what you are talking about? News? Link?
Enough said.  ;)
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« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2018, 12:25:12 PM »

I don’t know about other states, but I pa6 sales tax in Maine, where my business is located. It takes me about 5 minutes every quarter. Quickbooks makes it exceedingly simple to do. If I were required to pay sales tax in other states, I don’t see that a platoon of accountants would be required.
Going back to what abridged this silliness about how difficult it is to fill out sales tax, today for some who still do so, or the idea of some who don't do this, they need an accountant, here's the form which if you feel is massively complicated, the 2nd time you fill it out (after looking up your county code, which as pointed out vary, special code IF applicable), you probably are both mathematically and form filing impaired. Again, this is just ONE example but yeah, it's 5 minutes work including having that complex computing algorithm (addition) to figure out your gross sales (what else would be asked of you to put here?). My biggest beef with this and many forms WHEN filling out by hand; not enough space for email address  :o
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« Reply #82 on: June 25, 2018, 12:41:47 PM »

I finally got time to look him up. It was George McGovern. He was sure he knew all about what businesses should do until he finally went into business and found he didn't know squat. At least he was man enough to admit it. But it was too late for him to undo the damage he'd done as a left-wing politician.
can you imagine how he'd run the country if he won?

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« Reply #83 on: June 25, 2018, 12:46:18 PM »

can you imagine how he'd run the country if he won?
Yes, unlike the guy running it today. This just in my morning read (our local paper, I read many differing sources and support local papers and news with my $$).
Allowing people to hear what they want, indeed:

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« Reply #84 on: June 25, 2018, 01:25:11 PM »

Your "morning paper" is like my morning paper, Andrew: simply full of crap. But, happily, I also take the WSJ.

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« Reply #85 on: June 25, 2018, 01:43:34 PM »

Your "morning paper" is like my morning paper, Andrew: simply full of crap. But, happily, I also take the WSJ.
How is it full of crap? Did or did not Tump, in the course of days do exactly what the article states in terms of what he's said about the vote in the House about immigration bills?
This is crap (he didn't write this) nor did prior, Raj state this? If so, he's not leaving his staff to clean up a messy pile of conflicting statements.

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, in a written statement, said the president would sign the new package.
Earlier in the day, Trump said he would not sign a compromise immigration bill reached by House Republican centrists and conservatives.
Published 9:44 AM ET Fri, 15 June 2018  Updated 6:14 PM ET Fri, 15 June 2018
As for the WSJ, you missed this:
Trump’s Comments on Immigration Muddy Prospects for Compromise Bill
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-he-wont-sign-compromise-immigration-bill-1529074497
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« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2018, 02:27:11 PM »

He' right, Andrew. Check Schewe's post on Trump vs the little kid. This is the kind of game the left's been playing. More and more people are realizing what bullshit it is.

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« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2018, 02:29:00 PM »

He' right, Andrew. Check Schewe's post on Trump vs the little kid. This is the kind of game the left's been playing. More and more people are realizing what bullshit it is.
Who's he that's right? More and more people; can you speak for yourself?
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« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2018, 03:05:11 PM »

Going back to what abridged this silliness about how difficult it is to fill out sales tax, today for some who still do so, or the idea of some who don't do this, they need an accountant, here's the form which if you feel is massively complicated, the 2nd time you fill it out (after looking up your county code, which as pointed out vary, special code IF applicable), you probably are both mathematically and form filing impaired. Again, this is just ONE example but yeah, it's 5 minutes work including having that complex computing algorithm (addition) to figure out your gross sales (what else would be asked of you to put here?). My biggest beef with this and many forms WHEN filling out by hand; not enough space for email address  :o
You're lucky in NM.  In NY there are two pages (around 80) different subdivisions of taxes in a 5 page tax form due to differences between counties, cities and towns.  I understand that across the ountry, there are 10,000.  That's why someone will computerize the whole thing and update it regularly and provide a service where these forms will be generated by computer broken out by state and sub categories with a central clearinghouse where you write one check for taxes you have to pay for the whole country.  The clearinghouse will pay the states for you just like payroll services like ADP now handle withholding and salary checks and pay the various entities.  The clearinghouse is paid one check through bank to bank payment.  Easy.
NYS Sales TAx quarterly form. (pdf)  5 pages.
 https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/st/st100.pdf 

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« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »

You're lucky in NM.  In NY there are two pages (around 80) different subdivisions of taxes in a 5 page tax form due to differences between counties, cities and towns. 
Not much different here! There are lots of pages DESCRIBING the different counties, maybe 3 pages here, so what? Look up which applies to you, fill out the form. Your's doesn't seen any more difficult to fill out, no need I see for an Accountant to do so. I don't see that much more, if any more fields you'd fill out compared to me.
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« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2018, 03:16:54 PM »

I finally got time to look him up. It was George McGovern. He was sure he knew all about what businesses should do until he finally went into business and found he didn't know squat. At least he was man enough to admit it. But it was too late for him to undo the damage he'd done as a left-wing politician.
From Wikipedia. 
"McGovern had made several real estate investments in the D.C. area and became interested in hotel operations. In 1988, using the money he had earned from his speeches, the McGoverns bought, renovated, and began running a 150-room inn in Stratford, Connecticut, with the goal of providing a hotel, restaurant and public conference facility. It went into bankruptcy in 1990 and closed the following year. In 1992, McGovern's published reflections on the experience appeared in Wall Street Journal and the Nation's Restaurant News.  He attributed part of the failure to the early 1990s recession, but also part to the cost of dealing with federal, state and local regulations that were passed with good intentions but made life difficult for small businesses, and to the cost of dealing with frivolous lawsuits. McGovern wrote, "I ... wish that during the years I was in public office I had had this firsthand experience about the difficulties business people face every day. That knowledge would have made me a better U.S. senator and a more understanding presidential contender." His statement would still be resonating with American conservatives two decades later."[/b]

Good advice for Hillary.  Too bad she didn't use it. 

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« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2018, 03:22:50 PM »

Not much different here! There are lots of pages DESCRIBING the different counties, maybe 3 pages here, so what? Look up which applies to you, fill out the form. Your's doesn't seen any more difficult to fill out, no need I see for an Accountant to do so. I don't see that much more, if any more fields you'd fill out compared to me.
If you only have to do one or two states, you're right.  But if your sales are to dozens of states every month, it's a big deal because you have to mail in a check and a filled out for each state.  On the bright side, if your sales are that high and diverse, you'll be able to afford hiring a person for a day's pay once a month to all the preparation and submissions for you.

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« Reply #92 on: June 25, 2018, 03:28:20 PM »

Enough.

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