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SuperiorPower
12-12-2009, 08:32 PM
I decided to look into, and find out how to get on Google maps! Here (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS339US339&q=superior+power+equipment,+sturgeon+mo&ei=kkMkS9nqDcyUtgfp75ThBw&sa=X&oi=revisions_inline&ct=unquoted-query-link&ved=0CAgQgwM) I am!

I found out that you can list a coupon on google as well! So I made a coupon and we will see if I get any of these in!

I am working on several other listings as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on where else to list myself?

Steve
12-12-2009, 09:20 PM
I found out that you can list a coupon on google as well! So I made a coupon and we will see if I get any of these in!

That is awesome but I didn't see any coupon links. Is it still up there? Did I miss it?

swstout
12-12-2009, 09:46 PM
I just checked out your website and your store. I made a test purchase to check out your shopping cart. If you sell to South Carolina you must charge and pay sales tax.

This might help you.

Internet Sales tax required for:
Alabama 7%
California 7.75%
Colorado 8.31%
Connecticut 6%
Florida 6.5%
Georgia 6%
Indiana 6%
Maryland 6%
Missouri 8.6%
Mississippi 7%
North Carolina 7.25%
Nevada 7.75%
Ohio 7%
Pennsylvania 7%
South Carolina 7%
Tennessee 9.5%

The Shopping Cart I am using on my new website Lets me program these taxes in setup. Your's probably does too.

Steve

SuperiorPower
12-12-2009, 10:02 PM
That is awesome but I didn't see any coupon links. Is it still up there? Did I miss it?

Click on the map, and then it says "one coupon". If you click on it, it will take you to the coupon.

SuperiorPower
12-12-2009, 10:06 PM
I just checked out your website and your store. I made a test purchase to check out your shopping cart. If you sell to South Carolina you must charge and pay sales tax.

This might help you.

Internet Sales tax required for:
Alabama 7%
California 7.75%
Colorado 8.31%
Connecticut 6%
Florida 6.5%
Georgia 6%
Indiana 6%
Maryland 6%
Missouri 8.6%
Mississippi 7%
North Carolina 7.25%
Nevada 7.75%
Ohio 7%
Pennsylvania 7%
South Carolina 7%
Tennessee 9.5%

The Shopping Cart I am using on my new website Lets me program these taxes in setup. Your's probably does too.

Steve

That's interesting. Where do I find that info online?

Also, what shopping cart are you using? Recently I saw a list of free shopping carts and now I can't remember where I saw it.

swstout
12-12-2009, 10:20 PM
That's interesting. Where do I find that info online?

Also, what shopping cart are you using? Recently I saw a list of free shopping carts and now I can't remember where I saw it.

I am going to use PayPal Shoping Cart. It's free. While setting up the cart, there was a section for sales tax calculations. I Googled "Internet Sales Tax" and got the list I just sent.

With the shopping cart you can have a dropdown list for different sizes and prices such as Quart, Half Gallon or Gallon.

Steve

SuperiorPower
12-13-2009, 08:12 AM
I am going to use PayPal Shoping Cart. It's free. While setting up the cart, there was a section for sales tax calculations. I Googled "Internet Sales Tax" and got the list I just sent.

With the shopping cart you can have a dropdown list for different sizes and prices such as Quart, Half Gallon or Gallon.

Steve

Ok. Now that you mention it, I remember setting up the sales tax for Missouri in my Paypal account.

But as far as charging tax for other states, all the info I am seeing online all states that you only charge tax if you have a physical presence in the state where you are selling. Example: if I had a warehouse in Indiana and sold products in Indiana, then I would have to charge sales tax for products sold to any residents of Indiana.

Here are the links I found:

http://www.newrules.org/retail/rules/internet-sales-tax-fairness
http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/business-operations/internet/internet-taxes.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10220649-38.html
http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/r-article-a-2604-m-2-sc-59-sales_tax_on_the_internet_who_pays_it_who_doesnt-i

I may be missing something, but this seems to indicate that I would not have to charge. Tell me if I am missing something.

Eli

swstout
12-13-2009, 09:32 AM
I guess I am the one that was missing something. I didn't research it far enough.

I do however feel that sales tax or more correctly spending tax is the most fair form of taxation. Those who spend more pay more. No loopholes, no IRS, no lobyists, no tax cheats. Everyone pays acording to what they purchas, not what they earn.

Criminals such as drug dealers would pay taxes that they currently are not.

Government would know monthly when spending taxes are paid just how much they have to waste! They would be on a forced budget of sorts!

Steve

SuperiorPower
12-13-2009, 01:34 PM
I guess I am the one that was missing something. I didn't research it far enough.

I do however feel that sales tax or more correctly spending tax is the most fair form of taxation. Those who spend more pay more. No loopholes, no IRS, no lobyists, no tax cheats. Everyone pays acording to what they purchas, not what they earn.

Criminals such as drug dealers would pay taxes that they currently are not.

Government would know monthly when spending taxes are paid just how much they have to waste! They would be on a forced budget of sorts!

Steve

I agree, that it should be on what we spend rather than what we earn. And I thought you were going to say the phrase..... Fair tax! lol (Which I agree with btw. :)

Some of the articles indicated that it is sort of the individual's duty to make sure they have paid tax on the product. All I have to say to that is "phooey!" We all know that very few people will ever do that!

GophersLimited
12-13-2009, 08:05 PM
I am in California and use Paypal and though the Federal Government is trying hard to figure out a way to tax products that cross state lines, so far, no. Think of how complicated it would be as each state has a different rate. I often purchase equipment out of state to save on the sales tax.
Thomas
Gopherslimited.com

Steve
12-13-2009, 10:05 PM
From my understanding, the sales tax was created to help pay for things like fire protection and other services needed to sell things local when you have a physical presence. The internet really threw the government officials for a loop because they haven't seem to be able to figure out a way to tax everything yet. If something is sold out of state, should that other state collect the sales tax? Or should the home state?

Now does each business owner have to track where they ship items to and pay sale tax collection to 50 different states through out the year? Can you imagine doing that? What a nightmare that would be.

Interesting information of sales tax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumption_tax) here.

Throughout most of American history, taxes were levied principally on consumption. Alexander Hamilton, one of the two chief authors of the anonymous Federalist Papers, favored consumption taxes in part because they are harder to raise to confiscatory levels than incomes taxes.[5] In the Federalist Papers (No. 21), Hamilton wrote:

SuperiorPower
12-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Thats an interesting angle that Alexander Hamilton had. I think I have to agree with him...

SprinklerRepair
02-02-2010, 03:04 PM
The Google Business listing is sometimes misunderstood. People approach it in the same way they do SEO. Actually, it's exactly the opposite.

The more info Google can find that exactly matches your GB listing, the higher you will rank in the "10 box"

This includes address, phone #, video and photos FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/) and tags. Rather then spending a day(s) listing yourself everywhere, this company will do it for $30

My aff link Universal Business Listing (http://www.universalbusinesslisting.org)

Steve
02-03-2010, 04:52 AM
Very interesting!

When lawn care business owner are trying to use things like flickr tags, what should they be putting in them?

Can you give us an example?

Where else should they be putting them?

SuperiorPower
02-03-2010, 12:41 PM
The Google Business listing is sometimes misunderstood. People approach it in the same way they do SEO. Actually, it's exactly the opposite.

The more info Google can find that exactly matches your GB listing, the higher you will rank in the "10 box"

This includes address, phone #, video and photos FLICKR (http://www.flickr.com/) and tags. Rather then spending a day(s) listing yourself everywhere, this company will do it for $30

My aff link Universal Business Listing (http://www.universalbusinesslisting.org/?ref=242-craig_borglum)

Thanks Craig. Down the road I may do that.

And thanks Steve for asking those questions. I was wondering myself how that works.