Rick Perry sighned the SB81 (Texas cottage food law) tonight!!!! Thank you Kelly Masters for everything you have done for your fellow Texas bakers!! I can finally stop baking in the dark!!
Congrats TEXAS!!!!!! Come on FLORIDA!!!!
hip hip hooray!
So excited!!! Such a big change for us texans!
Oklahoma had a Cottage Food Law presented but it 'died in committee' whatever the heck that means. It's supposed to be re-introduced but I'm getting the feeling there's no big support..at least I haven't heard of any.
CONGRATULATIONS TEXAS BAKERS. GOOD LUCK FLORIDA BAKERS AND ALL OF YOU OUT THERE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING.
The new law goes into effect Sept. 1, 2011, so y'all have the summer to plan your new legal businesses!
Here is a basic summary of the new law. Stay tuned, as this web site will be getting a complete redesign, and will have more information about running your legal home bakery business!
Baking in the dark LOL..
NO FREAKIN WAY!!!!!
Can anyone help me find where to get what I need to get a tax id and insurance. Are there any other steps that I would need to take? Do I need a business license? I am just so excited and bubbling with questions!
I am sure kelleym is feverishly working away at finding out all the details. I would probably check the Texas Cottage Food website as a starting point and then I would proceed to call 311. They can usually direct you to the correct place. You can also try calling the health dept but as far as I know, they have little involvement in this. There will be alot of inquiring minds in the next couple of weeks about this. Is there a specialty bake shop that sells cake supplies near you that you can ask? Just a start......
I actually just reread her post and saw that she will be adding it....just too excited to actually read past the "LEGAL!" part!
This is the best news I've heard in a long time! I'm currently in Germany, but Texas is home and I'll be heading back next summer! whoooo hoooooo!!!!
That's the way to do it! Congrats!
Thank you Kelley for all your hard work!!!
smbegg, to get a tax ID go to the Texas state comptrollers website.
omg i'm beyond excited!!!! i've been waiting for this forever, i can't wait to be legal
Thank you Kelley!!!!!!!!
This is amazing.
YAYYYYY! Sooooo thrilled! Thanks to everyone involved and all their hard work! I helped a little, but none in comparrison. Thanks again!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TEXAS! HOPEFULLY THEY PASS MORE STATES..THAT WOULD BE AN EXTRA BLESSING..
THANK YOU KELLEY!!!!!
Thank you Kelley, you've lifted a huge load off my shoulders!!!!
CONGRATS Texas! Keep Florida in your prayers! As we all are trying to make a living out of the beautiful art of cake decorating!
I just got my Texas Tax ID and filed for a DBA! So much to do before September 1! But I have taken the first steps!!!