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GoodEarth
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« on: December 20, 2010, 06:44:33 pm »

I can't seem to figure out how the Transaction privilege tax works. It is like a sales tax that the customers pay, or more of a back end cost of doing business?

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 07:32:46 pm »

You are supposed to collect it from the customer, but very few of the vendors do.
Most just treat it as a back end/cost of doing business tax.
Some of them collect it if the customer pays with any method besides cash, but will pay it for them if they pay with cash.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 09:21:10 pm »

TPT is AZ's version of sales tax.  AZ collects for AZ and most counties but some cities collect their own share.  It is a confusing state to do shows in.  Every state we do shows in are cracking down and stepping up enforcement.  We charge sales tax on everything over $20 and just eat it on the really small sales.  AZ has a special form for exempt sales to dealers for resale.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 09:55:26 am »


Seems as though everbody has his hand out any more.  Cities, counties, states, feds, world, universe, my neighbors, my relatives, my cat...he has his paw out.

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 02:23:30 pm »

Arizona now requires you to reregister your ATV in their state in order to use it there.  I quit taking my quads as it is a 60.00 + add on for me to take my two quads on vacation.   Just not worth it when I have 4X4.  Arizona like a lot of states are just financially strapped.  A sign of the times that we will just have to accept.  But, just have the rock ready cause I want to spend some money.  Jerry
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 05:28:10 pm »

Thanks guys... I figured on eating it... especially on cash sales. If I take a credit card for 25$ or less, I think it'll get passed on....

See you in a week!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 07:49:27 pm »

I charge tax on every credit card and check, no matter the amount. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 08:13:17 pm »

I was wondering about buying at the shows. It sounds like I can use my credit card. I hate to carry any large amount of cash. Do they take business checks if they do not take credit cards??
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 02:38:51 pm »

That will vary from dealer to dealer. 
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