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Old 02-14-2005, 10:37 PM
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Ohio guys

I think it has come up before, but....In ohio, how is the sales tax worked out. Do you have to charge customers this sales tax?

And, do you need a service license/business license?
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:45 PM
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-yes, you charge the customer sales tax. whether you decide to give it as a fixed price and not address the tax with the customer is up to you (just back out the tax to come up with the taxable amount).

-yes, you need a vendor's license.

you can also use the search feature for "ohio sales tax" for the previous threads.
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:47 PM
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Which way do you offer it. Do you add it in the price, or put it on the bills seperately.
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:04 PM
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we add it as the final line item. it brings the quoted price down (we add a "sales tax not included" fine print) and i've never had anyone complain as it's typical for anything else people purchase.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:27 AM
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Thanks, I need to check more into it.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:56 AM
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if you have a fixed price for tax, you are going to eat it if your county goes and changes anything. I know from experience. If you think counties dont change much, there was probably near a dozen last year. Food for thought.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:22 PM
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Set up your invoice to show the tax at all time's that way they know they are paying it.

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