City Licenses - Off Topic - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Chatroom Community > Off Topic


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #16
Concrete & Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,488
Rewards Points: 636

Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
Just got my yearly forms from the county. They expect you to pay a tax on any equipment, unsold inventory and tools you own every year.
Got to tell me how this makes any since.
Without the tools you can not make any money, so why buy them.
I've already paid a state tax when I bought them.
If I have unsold inventory I've made 0 profit on it so why have any on hand.
If we buy less that puts people out of jobs, how much money do you think there going to make on someone with no job?
We have a similar tax here, called "Personal Property Tax", and includes anything that is on you depreciation schedule. So sure, you've paid State taxes on it already, but you're also using the depreciation to offset income. Here, the PPT goes directly to the township/city/village your business resides in, and is set at the same mill rate as all other real property......


jomama45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #17
Household Handyman
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,478
Rewards Points: 1,408

@ "12penny": Yes, I would be required to carry both the personal and Commercial Vehicle Insurance(s). This is the way the insurance agent states it: "IF you get in your vehicle to go to the store to get groceries, then your personal vehicle insurance covers you on that trip. IF you get in your vehicle to go to someone's home to even look at a possible job, then you will have to have Commercial Vehicle Insurance." When I asked about going to the store first then going to a potential customers home, which insurance would I need: "You will need them both, we will figure out when you left the store and started to the customers home". I am now seeking advice as to why they can charge for CVI when the State and County ordinances plainly identify a "Commercial Vehicle" as one which weighs over 10,001 pounds unloaded. I would not have to have Commercial Plates on my pick-up truck for my business either. Yes, I am also looking at different insurance agents/policies although my agent has told me that if I change insurance agents or companies they will report me for "failure to maintain proper insurance". Lub 'em.
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
Electrical Contractor
jbfan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 7,027
Rewards Points: 650

Thurman; I feel for you.
I have nothing like that here.
"The problem isn't that Hillary Clinton lies. We all know she lies. The problem is that her supporters don't seem to care"
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #19
GBrackins's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,915
Rewards Points: 2,108

Thurman, I feel for you too man! Might need to take your insurance agent fishing in a backwoods creek .......

I went into my sleep little hamlet's town hall when I opened by business here to obtain a "Town Business License." After all every good local business should be licensed. They asked me what did I do, I said I was a building designer. The lady says, "Oh, an architect." I said no mam I'm not an architect, I'm a building designer. After some explanation as to the differences she said "we don't have a category for you, but we'll make one." She gladly took my $30 and gave me a Town Business License which is good for 6 years.

And yes, I have to pay personal property tax on my office furniture and equipment, because I had that Town Business License.

Every little bit helps the town coffers



"You get what you pay for, and sometimes free costs more!"
GBrackins is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Well vs. City water advise ChrisWz Plumbing 8 06-03-2012 10:58 PM
need help fighting city hall n175h Electrical 26 12-30-2011 07:33 PM
City runs amuck Thurman Plumbing 1 06-26-2010 10:11 AM
Electrical box replace,addiitions, city permits and looking for an electrician ramchy Electrical 3 08-02-2009 11:12 AM
Exactly what is my City inspector DO when he inspects a replaced hot water tank? 73andsane General DIY Discussions 5 09-05-2008 07:46 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1