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Poll Results: How Passionate are you about Texas becoming Legal?

 
  • 84% (154)
    VERY Passoniate! I'll write my representative!
  • 13% (25)
    I'd like to see it happen, but I'm okay either way
  • 2% (4)
    I really don't care. I have no interest in selling my cakes.
183 Total Votes  
post #61 of 347
I just saw this post and include me in on this....!
post #62 of 347
I now rent a commercial kitchen. I found a private school that does not use their kitchen and I rent it in the evenings. I did have some help as alot of my clients are "backers" of this school. And I have participated in many fundraisers for this school.

You cannot bake out of your home! Sorry and I do not think that Texas will change...no matter how much our reps are deluged with our letters. But that is just my opinion. They may surprise me, yet!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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post #63 of 347
Even tho' I can't write and help, I'm adding my support behind you guys! thumbs_up.gif

Do you collect sales tax on cakes in Texas? If so, do you think it would help to mention the benefit of additional income to the state in sales tax, new licensing fees, annual renewals, etc., etc. ... you know, the "what's in it for me" angle ("me" being the state of Texas!). Not to mention how the local politicians can claim bragging rights to "creating X new jobs" and "helped to open X new businesses!" during their next election campaign. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #64 of 347
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Even tho' I can't write and help, I'm adding my support behind you guys! thumbs_up.gif

Do you collect sales tax on cakes in Texas?



Unfortunately (in this case), the answer is no - whole cakes are not subject to sales tax. When I ran my business I was glad of it. icon_smile.gif

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Not to mention how the local politicians can claim bragging rights to "creating X new jobs" and "helped to open X new businesses!" during their next election campaign. icon_rolleyes.gif



YES! What politician wouldn't want to claim to have created new businesses and jobs in this economy?
post #65 of 347
I don't collect sales tax. I called Comptroller's office and was told that since my clientele takes the cakes/cookies with them to eat (in other words, I do not have a place for them to sit and eat there) that I do not have to collect it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"Quality Cakes Aren't Cheap and Cheap Cakes Aren't Quality"

It's not "just cake!"
Reply
post #66 of 347
Bump!

Yesterday I sent 4 certified letters to:

Representative Dan Gattis
Senator Steve Ogden
Lt. Governor David Dewhurts
Gov. Rick Perry

My sample letter is on the previous page, for anyone who wants to write but doesn't know where to start.

If anybody out there is lucky enough to get a meeting in Austin with someone, I will offer up my guest bedroom for a night if you're further away than a day trip. Also, if you would like me to attend with you, I will.

I feel passionately about this issue, can anyone tell? icon_biggrin.gif
post #67 of 347
I will write my representatives right now. Texas is notorious for being a bad place to start a business, and we have got to change laws such as this home baking prohibition, inventory laws, and sales tax laws. I know at least three people who would like to relocate here and can't because of the business laws. In this economy, the state should be trying more than ever to entice people to come or stay here.
post #68 of 347
Ok, guys. I've heard back from Senator Ogden. Here is his hand-written note to me:
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Kelley,

A compromise might be a more customized license for residential kitchens. I would consider any suggestions.
Steve


Suggestions? BOY do I have suggestions!! I've spent the last week on the phone with every state agency that has Cottage Foods laws (and most of them have been extremely helpful!).

I have a meeting with his aide at the Capitol on Wednesday at 10:00.

Here's what I need from you guys: a MASSIVE outpouring of public support. I've created a petition online for you to sign so I can print it out and take it with me.

http://www.petitiononline.com/TXCotFd/petition.html

Sign it! Forward it to your non-CC baking contacts! Post this in other Texas threads! It is amazing to me that I actually got a meeting and may have a glimmer of support from the Senator. I need to show the Senator that in this troubled economy, this law would create JOBS and OPPORTUNITY for thousands of people. Please sign, and write a small paragraph telling how the law would help you.

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Sign! Sign! Sign! Sign! Sign!

p.s. Senator Ogden is the chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. He is evidently a very influential legislator.
post #69 of 347
Awesome!!! Going there right now to sign and will get as many other signatures as possible!
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
Lea
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Lea
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post #70 of 347
I am signing and sending! Thank YOU!!!!!!
As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.-Dick Cavett
I tried to think but nothing happened!-Curly
I've been temporarily distracted...be back when I lose interest!
Diana
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As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.-Dick Cavett
I tried to think but nothing happened!-Curly
I've been temporarily distracted...be back when I lose interest!
Diana
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post #71 of 347
Awesomeness. Signed. I'll post a link in the West Texas Decorators thread. Forwarding to as many people as possible.

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If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values-they're hobbies. You know, one of the genius moves of The Founders was not writing The Bill of Rights on the back window of a dusty van.
-Jon Stewart
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If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values-they're hobbies. You know, one of the genius moves of The Founders was not writing The Bill of Rights on the back window of a dusty van.
-Jon Stewart
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post #72 of 347
I just added my signature.


PLEEEEAAAASE , someone else, add your signature, there is only 4 including mine.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Is. 40 :31
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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Is. 40 :31
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post #73 of 347
Ok, I just signed it!! Hey I havent read all through this forum, but I was wondering...Everyone in texas, what do yta'lldo about this? Do ya'll just stop making cakes or continue to make & sell them? How would they find out that your doing this? I just dont understand...
post #74 of 347
ok, I've sent it to like 30 people....They like my cakes and will send it on!
As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.-Dick Cavett
I tried to think but nothing happened!-Curly
I've been temporarily distracted...be back when I lose interest!
Diana
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As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.-Dick Cavett
I tried to think but nothing happened!-Curly
I've been temporarily distracted...be back when I lose interest!
Diana
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post #75 of 347
I just signed! I just moved to Texas about a month ago, and if Texas could pass this law it would be wonderful.

I was #6, come on all you Texans--sign today!!!
Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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Amateurs practice 'til they get it right. Professionals practice 'til they can't do it wrong.
I'm somewhere in the middle!
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Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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Amateurs practice 'til they get it right. Professionals practice 'til they can't do it wrong.
I'm somewhere in the middle!
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