Nc Bakers..interesting Article On Taxes

Business By loriemoms Updated 21 Oct 2008 , 6:57pm by khufstetler

loriemoms Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 11:44am
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southerncake Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 2:09pm
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Thanks for posting this Lorie...very interesting!!

acookieobsession Posted 14 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm
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I read that and also found it interesting. I was also wondering something...perhaps you guys would know....

When you go to sam's do you pay sles tax on the items you use to make cakes...flour, sugar, etc?

Thanks

Julia

sweetlayers Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:42am
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"Bakeries that make 80 percent of their baked products on premise and do not offer utensils to customers will be able to reduce their sales tax back to 2 percent beginning Jan.1, 2009."

OK, so does this mean that if I offer a cake server with a party cake then I have to charge 7.5% sales tax? Even as a legit home baker?

Also, as a legit home cake decorator, am I considered a "bakery"?

I need some clarity in NC terms please.

acookieobsession Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:42pm
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I agree...I was told to charge 6.75% (Buncombe county)

So I wonder if I can really charge 2%, that would be nice!

I do not offer any utensils...

I think I will call next week and check....

Julia

tarheelgirl Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 4:15pm
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I am in NC as well and was told the same exact thing.. 6.75%! I don't offer any utensils! That would be nice!

khufstetler Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 6:57pm
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Less than one month into doing cookies "for real", days away from home inspection and I am so confused right now I could scream. I do know now that I am NOT providing utinsels, haha. Good for cookies!

I would honestly think cakes would fall under the same category - IMO

Thanks to all the NC threads! PLEASE oh please keep them going!

Sheesh... I need medication, haha.

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