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Forum topic by Karda posted 07-29-2021 06:42 PM 434 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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07-29-2021 06:42 PM

Hi, I have been thinking of opening a business to sell my bowls but when i closed my other business i read that now you must pay sales tax to each state you sell to. How does that work, do you keep records for each state and write each state a check or what. I am trying to find out as much as I can before i call my tax guy. I live in New York thanks


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 07-29-2021 07:04 PM

How are you planning to market them? If you use a site like Etsy or even eBay for example, I think that they add the sales tax automatically and pay the state for you so you never have to worry about it unless you also sell directly or through other venues that do not do it for you automatically.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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controlfreak

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#2 posted 07-29-2021 07:41 PM

Just tell each state you will drop it off next time you go through.

Seriously, this is a great question.

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Karda

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#3 posted 07-29-2021 08:38 PM

At this time I am sending them to a woman in New Hampshire who sells them for me in her husbands wood working store, she charges a commission, so far I have done well with her. i don’t think I am good enough for etsy.

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#4 posted 07-29-2021 09:08 PM

I sell bowls and some other items on Etsy (Ninebark Woodworks). You don’t have any examples of your work on here, but there is a wide range of artistry and quality on Etsy. My work is serviceable and consistent, and is priced accordingly. it doesn’t belong in a gallery, but it’s not “church bazar” quality either. You can sell on Etsy.

Etsy has it’s issues, but they take care of sales tax – you see what the customer paid, but you don’t have to deal with it. Shipping is quick and easy, and they have decent marketing tools. I would check it out.

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Lazyman

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#5 posted 07-29-2021 09:33 PM

I think that the woman in New Hampshire would be responsible for the sales tax. I would think that you would be treated like a wholesaler in that scenario and would not owe any sales tax in NH. I would verify with her that she is collecting and remitting any sales takes on their sales of your items.

...Just did a quick search and NH does not appear to have a general sales or use tax so there are probably no sales taxes there to worry about at all.

Of course taking advice from just some lazy guy on the internet you take at your own peril. :-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Karda

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#6 posted 07-30-2021 04:29 AM

so far your information has been correct, I did check, no sales tax thanks

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