Business Question For Those In Nc

Decorating By SpoonfulofSugar Updated 17 Dec 2008 , 12:53am by all4cake

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 5:02pm
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hey all you out there in North Carolina! I'm in Franklin County...middle of no where...anyway...I had my kitchen inspected and got my business name established and was told that's all I need to start a business.....does anyone know if there is something else I'm missing....I'm searching online but can't find anything in particular about a specific license...I want to make sure I have done everything correctly...any help is appreciated...Thanks!

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FullHouse Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 6:40pm
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Have you looked into insurance? It also helps to be incorporated, that way on the off chance someone sues you (they forget to mention their egg allergy and got sick when eating your cake), you only risk your business assets not your personal ones (i.e. your home), there is no homestead protection law in NC.

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 4:57pm
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I havn't looked into insurance yet...I will have an LLC though...thanks for responding.

I'm disappointed that I only got one response. Oh well...maybe people are busy!

mullett Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:15pm
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Did you go through the Dept. of Ag. or the Health Dept.?

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:22pm
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Yes...the health department did inspect my kitchen and I also spoke to someone with the dept of commerce who said there was not bus license required by the state....it just seemed to easy so I figured I was missing something....maybe not

all4cake Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:29pm
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inspection-dept. of ag

business permit-city hall

notarized copy of application for business name-any public notary-form available as a pdf here-http://www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices/StartYourBusiness/Forms/

register business name-registar of deeds-courthouse(?)

check with county tax assessor to see if you must file a Business Personal Property Tax form that lists items used to produce your product(this one truly pisses me off...but that is soooooooo another vent)...pans, spatulas, bowls, mixers, oven, refrigerator, freezer......not all counties assess this tax. I just happen to be in one that does.

Register with ncdor-http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/who.html

kathik Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:33pm
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Check with your county. When I had my business in Wake County I had to b eliscensed (last year). I also had to file with the Revenue Department. This website was a great help to me. http://www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices/StartYourBusiness

Good luck,
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FullHouse Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 12:44am
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Originally Posted by all4cake

inspection-dept. of ag

business permit-city hall

notarized copy of application for business name-any public notary-form available as a pdf here-http://www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices/StartYourBusiness/Forms/

register business name-registar of deeds-courthouse(?)

check with county tax assessor to see if you must file a Business Personal Property Tax form that lists items used to produce your product(this one truly pisses me off...but that is soooooooo another vent)...pans, spatulas, bowls, mixers, oven, refrigerator, freezer......not all counties assess this tax. I just happen to be in one that does.

Register with ncdor-http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/who.html




Off cake topic, but have to say that seems similar to our car tax. When we moved to NC, we were so amazed at how much cheaper car insurance is, then we found out about the car tax - never heard of such a thing. Even with that, still cheaper than our car insurance was in NY (double NC price). basic taxes seem low here, but they have oddball ones like business property, car tax...

all4cake Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 12:53am
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oh yeah, we've been here since '97...we're constantly surprised at the inventive ways to tax a person or fit them into a particular taxing field...

your kitchen utensils, pans, bowls that would normally go unnoticed if you use them to make your family's desserts with them are now to be taxed because you are using them to earn money....even though...EVEN THOUGH you paid state and local sales tax on them when you bought them and you pay state and county taxes on the items produced with them....you gotta pay an annual freakin' tax on the stuff! Like I stated earlier, not all counties asses this tax...please, check with your county tax assessor/collector for verification.

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