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Old 11-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #16
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This is a MUCH BETTER explanation of how it all works. It's complicated, so get a cup of coffee, and get ready for a full read.

http://www.allbusiness.com/legal/law.../337191-1.html

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:02 PM   #17
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What does your contract say?
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Wing,
If you can't understand, so be it.

It's not a cut and dry subject, there are many rules, as many as there are states. AND a contractor has to also deal with the IRS rules too.

so if that is too hard to understand, so be it.

To laugh at a newbie is not wise, and doesn't help at all. There was a question asked, and I tried to help.

The second link is from MY state. It's very good, and shows how complicated this issue really is.

Everyone has the right to ask, and it would be nice to get a kind answer, even if you don't agree.

just my 2 cents...............
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http://dor.wa.gov/content/QuestionsA....aspx?id=10434
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GBR,
Thank you! NOW I get it.
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Was I supposed to know you were from Washington? OH!
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Was I supposed to know you were from Washington? OH!
I guess only if you actually read the original post...

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I don't think reading comprehension is one of Shelly's strong suits. It's funner to tell us about her sister-in-law, and rail against the IRS, especially when it's Texas state tax laws that are to blame.
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Good thing we are like family, forgive and forget. Sterling, welcome to the forum!
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My name is Sheila.

I have worked for a few contractors, and have had to consider the taxes to include in an invoice in the past, so I do know how complicated it can be to help someone to understand their charges and the situation. That sometimes even included, explaining what the IRS required of us.

It's all about helping the customer understand the charges he questions.

I'm here to learn too, and with no indication of someone's profession, or where they live, how would a newbie know if the information is fact or an opinion?

So I Offered my own experience, and tried to help.

Calling me wingnut didn't help anyone.

I do offer my apology for any stress this may have caused anyone.
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The original post was addressing SALES TAX, which is controlled by the state and the local municipalities and their laws. The federal government has no direct influence on the sales tax.

If the tax is collected, it must be reported and submitted to the state and local authorities and now the IRS.

If the contractor collects the sales tax (legally or illegally) it must be reported in some way for Federal returns. If it was collected illegally and not paid to the state, the contractor would have some extra money to pay the federal income tax.

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THanks Sheila, I appreciate all your information. It was very helpful.
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THanks Sheila, I appreciate all your information. It was very helpful.
Huh? GBR was the only one who gave you useful and quantitative information. He gave you a link to the Washington State Department of Revenue. Shiela gave you meaningless links to Texas.

You should say thankyou to GBR

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