2 methods for tracking use tax in your handmade business
Taxes

Use tax tracking tips for your handmade business

Two use tax tracking tips for your handmade business – one using QuickBooks and the other using spreadsheets. Last week we talked about the difference between Sales & Use tax and how it’s your responsibility to keep track of the amount of Use tax that you owe the tax department when you file your Sales & Use …

The difference between sales and use tax
Taxes

The Difference Between Sales & Use Tax in your handmade business

Use tax is a type of sales tax on purchases made from another state for items that would be taxable if you bought them locally. Use tax is also sort of like the evil twin of Sales tax, BUT each of these taxes work differently. So, let’s backtrack for a second….. As a legitimate handmade business, …

set aside your self-employment taxes
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Self-employment taxes & your handmade business

Self-employment taxes are your responsibility when you have a handmade business.  When you are self-employed, you are responsible for paying your own Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, Self-employment tax (Social Security and Medicare), and perhaps even additional city or local taxes.  You don’t have a choice and you can’t choose when you start contributing …

Sales Tax, Economic Nexus & your handmade business
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Sales Tax, Economic Nexus & Your handmade business

Sales tax laws are changing quickly – and as a handmade business owner you need to know the rules about economic nexus and be prepared! You may have heard or read about South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. and sort of just dismissed it for any number of reasons – but it is a really big deal.  Under this …

Sales Tax can now be required to be collected for each state
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Sales Tax, the Supreme Court Decision & your handmade business

Sales Tax tracking could (and probably will) get way more complicated for your handmade business.  On Thursday June 21, 2018 the Supreme Court passed a law in which every state who has not already done so may now pass laws requiring all online retailers to collect sales tax and remit it to the state where the customer …

You'll need help filing your 2018 tax return
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The 20% Pass Through Deduction & Your Handmade Business

This week we’ll talk about how the Tax Cuts and Job Act will impact those of  you who are running a real business.  Last week we talked about how the new Tax Laws impact those of you who treat your handmade business as a hobby – you can read that article here. Let me clarify …

How will the new tax laws impact your handmade business?
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The New Tax Laws and Your Handmade Business

Wondering how the new tax laws will impact your handmade business in 2018?  I’ve been wondering too and now that my taxes for 2017 are done and there is better information available, I’ve been doing some research.  Here’s what I’ve found so far. First off, let me make it perfectly clear and remind you that …