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Old 10-27-2012, 01:29 PM
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How many of you are going to be at the CEU training on Coit RD Nov 1st
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I need to go for sure.

Thanks for the reminder
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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I need to go for sure.

Thanks for the reminder
Pre registration was over Friday but I think you can register at the door for 15 bucks more
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:09 PM
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Pre registration was over Friday but I think you can register at the door for 15 bucks more
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I got called out of town last week and not home when my reminder on outlook dinged.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:58 PM
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I dang near forgot myself. I remembered Friday about 4:30. Last year it started about 30 minutes late because of all the wrecks around. I hope it is just the normal traffic this year. I do not know how yall that live down that way deal with that stuff, being from a small town it drives me crazy.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:03 PM
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I dang near forgot myself. I remembered Friday about 4:30. Last year it started about 30 minutes late because of all the wrecks around. I hope it is just the normal traffic this year. I do not know how yall that live down that way deal with that stuff, being from a small town it drives me crazy.
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We try to get ahead of traffic early for one thing.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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I believe you charge the rate of where your office is located and not where the actual work was done...
I stand corrected.

I did get a note from the Comptrollers office.



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Thank you for your inquiry about the proper collection of local sales tax.

If a seller’s only place of business is in a local city, county, special purpose district and/or transit author-ity taxing jurisdiction, sales tax is collected for those jurisdictions on all sales of taxable items made to customers in Texas. Therefore, any service you provide in Arlington or any other location in Texas is taxed at 8.25 percent (Grand Prairie city tax - 1.75 percent, Grand Prairie special purpose district tax - .25 percent, state tax - 6.25 percent).

See the bottom of page 4, Publication 94-105.

If you have not been collecting and reporting local tax correctly, file amended returns for all affected periods covering the four year statute of limitations.
You can amend the original return you filed by writing “Amended Return” on the top of the form and entering the correct amounts on the return or by filing an amended return via Webfile.


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Sad part is I hired a Quickbooks Pro-advisor to set up my sales tax way back when I got started.

Oh well, spent the day ammending 4 years of returns and cost me about cost me about 500.00. Well not really cost me that much as it was taxes owed but I did not collect them in Arlington.

I have cleared out all the old tax items in quickbooks, adjusted all the invoices for the last 2.5 years or so. Entered the payments and have the accounts balanced. Fun way to spend a Saturday.

I am still not sure when the use tax come in to play. Perhaps when you live in a place that does not charge the full boat but do service some where that does.

I hope the state send the extra 6K to my city soon.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:03 PM
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Holiday Lights

Is anyone else doing the holiday lights sales and installation thing? I spent $3K on direct mail and have a $3800 job sold from it and a few similar sized estimates outstanding.

My own customer base should be spending at least $5000 on new product. Advertising holiday lighting is a good way to expand your customer base. Plus mowing work dies in November when holiday work begins. You get install work in November and take down work in January. This is my fifth year doing this but I should have been doing this a lot longer.

The goofy lights in the window are not from me!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:50 AM
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looks good--
BTW--do you do anything in Spanish Oaks?
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1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:25 AM
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looks good--
BTW--do you do anything in Spanish Oaks?
I do Seven Oaks, Barton Creek, and we drive right by on the way to Lakeway but I have yet to get a customer in Spanish Oaks. I had one cheapskate call this year about biweekly service trying to low ball her current guy I'm sure. I didn't even go bother to look at it. I'm wanting to get a few clients in there.
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-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:06 AM
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Nice! Are you doing a lot of light jobs?
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