Business By jfoster Updated 12 Dec 2012 , 2:39pm by jfoster

jfoster Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 8:25pm
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Hi All!


 I have a home based business, that I'm just getting started, should I charge tax on orders?

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 8:28pm
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-K8memphis Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 8:30pm
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But it depends on your local ordinances

Tennessee taxes everything

What state are you in?

cai0311 Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 9:56pm
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It depends on where you are located.


In Ohio I do not charge sales tax on any baked goods that are not consumed at my premise.  So, as long as the client is not sitting at my dining room table eating the cake/cupcake/cookie I just sold them, I don't charge tax.


I do have to charge tax on delivery fees and rental fees since those items are not food.

DanaG21 Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:33pm
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Depends on the laws for your state.

AZCouture Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:39pm
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Originally Posted by DanaG21 

Depends on the laws for your state.

And city.

kazita Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:41pm
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AOk this is a Jason question where are you Jason?

costumeczar Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 11:49pm
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If you pay sales tax on food when you go to the grocery store, probably,. But the rates might be different for different types of food, and if you collect tax you'll need to be registered with the state for a tax ID number to report and pay it. This is something that you need to check out with your county's business license/sales tax departments. The laws are different everywhere, so you should check with them.

jfoster Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 2:39pm
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thanks for the responses

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