lol, what more of a tax break does a home baker want, when most ( and key word is MOST) don't report the extra income?
It's just as hard for a business to get permits and lic also.
In Florida, you have to submit your plans to the county, they have to be decided upon by a commitee meeting...when your plans are approved..with many changes sometimes people that open restaurants spend 150,000.00 and over 9 months going back and forth to make everything the way the County or city wants it. ( this is a new restaurant renovating a space....another guy spent 90,000.00 and 5 months getting his catering company, I was going to rent space next to his and EVEN he recommended for me to just rent the space..renovate is as I go and not get involved in getting permits..I really couldn't do that!!)
Then...after you make all the renovations, changes and install the equipment...you get another inspection..with the guy that gives you the "FINAL" approval. I'm not even going to discuss the fact that sometimes you must pay off certain people that can help you....
You have to have the walls covered with easy clean materials, a grease trap alone is between 12,000.00 to 15,000.00 and you have to not only have the plumber install it...you have to "dig up" the side walk to connect it to the public sewers..more money and permits.
Unless you're a small custom place then you can get a "portable" grease trap that still can cost 2 to 500 bucks and have the Plumber install it and Rotor rooter clean it.
You need to carry insurance, the minimum we have to carry is a million in liability!
Even though my rent is 2,000.00 a month and I have no storefront nor foot traffic...I feel I still got a deal because I have a "shared space permit".
Even though I spent between 12 to 15,000.00 in getting my space ready to open...I didn't have to do any extensive renovations and all my utilities are included, and my garbage remova is included in the rental!!
I have to come up with an idea to bring in an extra 1,000.00 a month to cover my rent increase of 500.00 extra dollars starting Feb 1st.. Can you imagine just HOW many cakes I have to sell to I have to cover my monthly rental? Never mind to make a profit?? ...and since it's so high I cannot afford to hire anyone right now!!
I would LOVE to be able to bake from home! or I'm even willing to "RENT" a seperate apartment, if I could...So, now you all realize WHY I'm so militant about this subject sometimes..lol
soooooooo....WHO needs a tax break???
( I need a break PERIOD!!)