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Old May 25th, 2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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Problems covering weddings in other states?

I've been searching through lots of websites (Sec. of State, Dept. of Revenue, etc) to find how different states handle the taxation issue of services rendered. In Colorado, we don't have any tax (except that which is paid as personal income tax) on videography ... even going as far as when a DVD is produced for a client. (in specific situations)

But we're sometimes contacted by clients (b/g) to do a wedding in another state. Because a service is being conducted (say in Minnesota, or Iowa) but I do not have a business presense in that state, are there tax liabilities one needs to consider?

I've already contacted the states where I have potential clients - and I realize the best option is to seek a professional for advice .... I was merely hoping to elicit personal experiences from the fine members of this group :)

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Old May 25th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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So giant companies like Carnival and Royal Carribean which combined for over 4.5 billion in revenue (doing business in the US - over 2 million passengers to & from FL) can be incorporated in Liberia pay NO TAX. And honest people like you are asking where to send your tax dollars.

As the Kinks once said - it's a crazy mixed-up shook-up world.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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Pay a lawyer to get your question sanswered. Its not just about sales tax. You may have to register with other groups. COUnty busines slicenses, foreign entity registrations, etc. A lot can be affected by where you advertise and "conduct business" (sign contracts). A lawyer will be worth the few bucks it will cost.
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