Friday, April 10, 2009

Tax Not Included

Yesterday was a really big day. I got my sellers permit. For real. You know those signs that you see when you go into the nail salon? My sign even says to display at my place of business. Cooooool!!!

I really didn’t know what to expect. I had some papers that I had received in the mail that had a local office that I could go to and file. I dragged Sarah there on our lunch hour and she waited in the car. Basically I would sum it up to an experience similar to one you would have at the DMV. Screaming children, chairs for waiting and all workers were behind bullet proof glass which made me a little nervous. Were they expecting someone to come shoot the place up and if so, I’m on the wrong side of the glass. Luckily they weren’t that busy and this adorable little man helped me….He seemed really impressed that I had my own business so that made me feel good.

Anyway, so really what this means is that I am legit and now I will have to charge tax on CA orders. Although my accountant said that if I file as a “Wholesale” business instead of “Retail” I will only have to claim taxes but not pay them. I need to check into all of this but I filed as wholesale none the less. Wholesale makes me think of Cost Co. So I’m setting my expectations high and Hello Cupcake will someday be as big as Cost Co. It could happen.
It's the real deal.............
Me and my permit! Yes, I was in the car.

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