So, earlier in the year I got a letter from the IRS that they couldn’t find one of the forms from my taxes for the patches I make; I have a business for it to keep it separate from personal stuff. Okay, no problem, I kept a copy like a good taxpayer should. So I made a copy and sent it to them.
Skip to today and I get a letter in the mail saying I owe a fine of $975 for them not getting the form. Well, thanks IRS. I love you too.
For anyone in the neighborhood, I will have a table with Sweet Cream at Mighty Con Comic Convention at the Dupage fairgrounds on Saturday. I won’t have my machine, but I will have lots of other stuff. Come say hi!
I get to file an annual report for embroidery stuff and pay tax to my state, because they want the monies so they can not fill potholes with all the money I send them or whatever they do with it. I can either:
A - Fill out actual paper and mail it to them, which costs $100. They then have a person type it into a system so they have an electronic record.
B - Go online and type it in for them, except pay $155 for the privilege of entering it for them.
Hooray bureaucracy. At least someone gets to look at a derpy stamp assuming they don’t have a auto-opening letter machine or something.
Yup. Those are identical. On a related note, I do a lot of vending in California and, seeing as you can't easily get here, could I buy a bunch of your patches and sell them for a marked up price here? (assuming i credited you of course)(this is all hypothetical)
That’s perfectly fine by me, there are a few people that have done that in the past; including the first BronyCon. I’m not sure how many ‘a bunch’ is, but if it is enough for me to get a bulk discount on materials, I can probably also do a discount. Send me an email or something if you’re serious at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecrater is free (and where I started so all my stuff is there) while Etsy costs 59 cents for each $5.40 patch I sell. For now, I can absorb the 59 cents that etsy charges, but if my balance of sale shifts too much to etsy, I will have to raise the price to cover the cost of etsy. I have etsy because I was asked to create one for some one that prefers etsy.