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post #46 of 70
OMG what a mess!!! Let this be a lesson to the venue though, make sure you know your crap before getting a bride riled up.

Keep up posted!

PS, having to collect all that tax... ug, what a pain!
post #47 of 70
Wow. Just, wow. Good luck! I have to agree it seems like the venue screwed up on this one. I hope things clear up soon!
post #48 of 70
daaang, i would NOT want to be cleaning this one up. i hope you get a definite answer and really don't have to pay 3 diff taxes.
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post #49 of 70
You should just pay taxes to your city, as long as No transaction of money ( delivery fee, etc) is taking place in the other city. If all monetary transactions are taking place in your city and you are just delivering the cake you should not have to pay their taxes. It would be like them trying to make people pay taxes on items bought online and delivered to their home.

Will they make her pay taxes on decorations bought online and delivered? No. so they should not be able to mandate a taxing on a cake being delivered from out of town where no transaction took place in their city.

If they really push it arrange to meet someone at an alternate location other than the venue and have them deliver the cake, then you are taken out the equation ( not ideal but an option). Now if you were performing cutting or serving duties at the venue it might be different but just delivering the cake should not be an issue, but since it is a city owned building they are probablly trying to push a "live here, buy here" strategy.

Either way good luck!
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You should just pay taxes to your city, as long as No transaction of money ( delivery fee, etc) is taking place in the other city. If all monetary transactions are taking place in your city and you are just delivering the cake you should not have to pay their taxes. It would be like them trying to make people pay taxes on items bought online and delivered to their home.

Will they make her pay taxes on decorations bought online and delivered? No. so they should not be able to mandate a taxing on a cake being delivered from out of town where no transaction took place in their city.

If they really push it arrange to meet someone at an alternate location other than the venue and have them deliver the cake, then you are taken out the equation ( not ideal but an option). Now if you were performing cutting or serving duties at the venue it might be different but just delivering the cake should not be an issue, but since it is a city owned building they are probablly trying to push a "live here, buy here" strategy.

Either way good luck!
post #51 of 70
In California, if you buy something on the internet )or in another state where sales tax is not collected and then bring it into California,) you are supposed to report it to the state and pay a use tax in lieu of sales tax. I think that up til now this has not been enforced very much if at all, but it is on the books. This is most of the reason that there is a movement to force Amazon and other internet companies to collect sales tax. Local tax revenues are being impacted because people are buying online to avoid sales tax and then are not reporting and sending in their use taxes.

http://www.boe.ca.gov/ads/news06.htm#1

As always, advice gleaned from what people think on forums like this may be worth what you pay for it.....
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You should just pay taxes to your city, as long as No transaction of money ( delivery fee, etc) is taking place in the other city.



I'm stil waiting for the state to get back to me. The issue is the difference of opinion of what the "transaction" means. My city is looking at it as exchange of money, in which case the above statement is correct, and the neighboring town looks at it as exchange of goods, thus transaction is completed when cake is delivered, which happens within their city limits. As per my conversation with the state yesterday, the way the regulations are written both interpretations are correct and apparently there is nothing in regulations that specifically addresses deliveries. I'm not inclined to get brides to pick up their multitiered cakes and set them up themselves just to avoid this difficulty. Considering the proximity of our towns, this is not a one time problem.
I did go and get additional business license yesterday, even though when I got there, they told me I really didn't need it and it was ridiculous--proof that right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. icon_sad.gif
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I did go and get additional business license yesterday, even though when I got there, they told me I really didn't need it and it was ridiculous--proof that right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. icon_sad.gif



Good grief.
post #59 of 70
Yep, that would be Alabama for you. Not only does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing, it is totally unaware of it's existence. And if one hand is ever made aware of the other hand it will plot against it.
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Yep, that would be Alabama for you. Not only does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing, it is totally unaware of it's existence. And if one hand is ever made aware of the other hand it will plot against it.



I just finished reading this whole thread and trust me Alabama is not the only state with that problem! icon_eek.gificon_cry.gif
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