That's where it got sticky. Seems that my application went though fine but they didn't register me for the sales tax license which is what I really needed. In addition, now I have a Business Franchise Tax added to my file which my accountant said I should not have to pay. 3 phone calls to the DC Tax office and it's not figured out yet. I hope to get more information tomorrow.
Also here they have a personal property tax in which you are taxed on your private property for your business. Like your furniture!!! I have never heard of anything like that EVER! Taxed on furniture you already bought!? Apparently I shouldn't have to pay it because I don't have over $50k in furniture. Another reason to keep my cheap folding tables for my studio ;) But you still have to file it each year. I am still not clear on that quite yet.
The whole thing has given me a migraine for the last 3 days.
There was a bright spot on Wednesday when I met with my friend Lesley Riley who lives near DC in Maryland. If you are in the area she is having a big house sale with LOTS & LOTS of cool collage and art supplies this Saturday and Sunday from 10am -3pm. Email Lesley for more info and street address. I picked up a big stash of stuff that I just couldn't live without! YAY!
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Good luck with getting it all sorted. And congratulations on your stash of stuff.
I'm so sorry you're having such difficulties with the pencil pushers in DC. We're all having a closeup view of why Congress can't get anything done. Maybe you should drink bottled water, just in case.LoL
that is CRAZY. I know. we pay sales tax on it when we buy it. then taxed again! I can't believe it.
It does make me feel better that they do that in MD too. I was thinking maybe this was just a DC thing. Wonder if they have that in VA. Will have to research if we decide to move out of DC!
hang in there...it will all be ok. I saw on twitter you are having cereal for dinner. Nothing better than good old breakfast for dinner as comfort food - unless its macaroni and cheese.