<snip of some godawful thread about sales tax>
Here in Oregon, I don't pay sales tax on my supplies, tools or even my
auto for that matter. I also am not required to send in sales taxes or
file reports to the state. Then again, we have no sales tax.
Oh thank you dear Lord! It's so much easier to buy things, sell things,
run a business, and live life without sales taxes. I lived in Arizona
for almost 10 years and the sales tax department was like the Amish
Gestapo. Some years they were all nice and friendly: "no, you do not
have to pay sales tax on the film you use to shoot your professional
jobs as long as you itemize, bill it to the client and collect the taxes
for us." Other years they had specific business sectors all running
around like scared little rabbits: "We're auditing all photographers,
because there appears to be a trend of purchasing film used to shoot
professional jobs under tax-exempt status. It makes no difference if the
client is billed and taxed as the original film is no longer in the same
form as when it was purchased - therefore the photographer is the end
user." Audits, back taxes, interest and penalties.
It is soooo much easier to see a price of abucktwoninetynine, counting
the change in yer pocket and forking over abucktwoninetynine.
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
"Sure we'll have fascism in America, but it'll come disguised
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