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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Accounting by Lita Epstein, Shellie L. Moore

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Reporting to the Taxman

You probably don’t have to worry about sales taxes if you are not selling a tangible good or product, but you should know your state’s rules on sales taxes anyway. In some states, certain services are taxable. You do need to get a tax identification number, which is usually assigned when you get a state license. When you buy products that you intend to sell from a vendor, you won’t be charged sales taxes, but you will need to provide the vendor with your resale tax number.
Every city, county, and state government has different tax rules. In the past, most small businesses had to worry only about the tax rules within their individual states, but now that many small businesses are starting to sell on the Internet there ...

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