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View Poll Results: Do you operate Legal or under the table?
Legal 44 84.62%
Not legal 8 15.38%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-14-2002, 05:38 AM
augs dad augs dad is offline
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on the receiving end of a rock

You'd better have liability insurance no matter how small you are...two days after we bought a new truck my wife was driving down the street and a commercial mower threw a rock into the door right right below the drivers window. The LCO had insurance and they paid....but imagine if that stone had hit my wife in the can happen and it does happen...I was in the insurance business a long time and the claims I've seen can wipe out a small business in a hearbeat...and aside from an 'accident' which is what the above thing was, if they can prove that you were also 'negligent' or did not use 'reasonable care' in your operation, your a** will literally be grass.

Gary in PA:
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Old 02-18-2002, 10:02 PM
lakegastonla lakegastonla is offline
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legal/under table? get real

What kind of dillhole asks such a question and expects an honest answer. You wonder why there are over 700 viewings of that thread and only 20 responses. Are you IRS?
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Old 02-19-2002, 06:59 PM
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Last I looked, 52 responded to the poll! A response to the poll is anonymous, a text response is a different story. Thus the reason for the poll, to get an honest response.

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Old 02-20-2002, 11:18 AM
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I don't understand why an assault charge would keep you from buying insurance and paying taxes. Maybe things are different where you are but getting legal here has nothing to do with your criminal record. The IRS dosent not want your money because you beat someone up. The insurance company is not covering you for fights. What do they care?

I am legal. I pay general liability (1,000,000/2,000,000 coverage), workmans comp., commercial auto (1,000,000 coverage), taxes (s-corp status), and I withold taxes from employees. I is just not worth it not to. Besides, the best accounts will require proof of all these things in order for you to get the bid.
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Old 02-20-2002, 11:27 AM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
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There are lots of guys out there with a full complement of insurance coverage yet still fly underneath the taxman's radar...
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Old 03-21-2002, 08:51 PM
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Re: Are you legal? Or under the table

100 % legit only way to fly !!!!!!11
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Old 03-22-2002, 04:36 AM
John Allin John Allin is offline
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Oh man...
Readin this one was fun.
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