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Forum topic by David Grimes posted 07-10-2011 08:56 AM 4773 views 0 times favorited 45 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Grimes

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07-10-2011 08:56 AM

Pretty self explanatory, I guess. www.Rocklerpro.com has lower prices than www.Rockler.com

I didn’t know about it for a very little while, but one day I got and email telling me about it. Cool. Less expensive is always better.

I assume anyone can go to it and purchase from it.

FWIW

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia


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#1 posted 07-10-2011 09:21 AM

thank´s for sharing David
but I gess you have to live in USA to use it :-)

Dennis

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 09:41 AM

You need to be a business, with a fed tax id number to use it. So Dennis don’t feel left out, most of us can’t order from them.

Thanks for think about us David.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 09:45 AM

Ya kinda of blows but you have to be business owner with the tax ID.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 10:00 AM

jeez. I really did not know.

But, it begs to ask why anyone wouldn’t create a business… a DBA (doing business as) and either get an EIN or use your SS#. Deduct those tools and supplies.

Make a useful project every once in a while… make one for you and two to sell. Sell a pen… or a box… or a cutting board… or even a slice of a stump with Mickey and Goofy on it and you’re in business.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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oblowme

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 01:29 PM

Is it really as easy as all that? I mean I looked into it (LLC) and it seemed like it was pretty complacated, is there something I’m missing? Wouldn’t a simple business # leave your personal property wide open to litigation?

-- A TOOL JUNKIE- There, I just admited it to myself...

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 01:56 PM

Yep, more corporate socialism in the USA. Sorry, NO sympathy here.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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jim C

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 02:03 PM

Make a deal with the local baker, shoemaker or any small business owner you frequent and have them order for you.
Pay them up front and pick up the item at their store a few days later.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Don W

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 02:29 PM

you have a business, you file taxes. Just the filing fee would be more than I’d save at rockler.

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 05:37 PM

Getting the tax ID # was easy, I still have mine somewhere. Filing taxes is no problem, unless you make
money, if you make enough money you pay someone to do the taxes, if you do not make much money,
as many woodworkers do not, you can figure it out yourself. The liability could be a problem if you do
shoddy work. Still do not order enough to make it worthwhile to dig out my tax ID. Just my .02 cents
worth.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 03:31 AM

Beyond the discount, you get the materials without paying tax, if I understand correctly, since the business license makes you a reseller. If that is the case, and you don’t resell your product, eventually the taxing authority may catch up with you for tax evasion. Telling them to charge you the tax is a tipoff that you really aren’t a licensed business.

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Dennis Fletcher

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 03:37 AM

Actually, it is nice to get a discount, but, if rockler.com is offering free shipping, you have to check and see if it will be cheaper that way. rocklerpro.com doesn’t have a lot of offers.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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David Grimes

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#12 posted 07-11-2011 03:50 AM

No evasion here, buds.

Any business account is not automatically tax exempt. If for re-sale, then we file the tax-exemption paperwork, do not pay sales tax yet, but get the sales tax from the customer and send it in monthly. If for tools, supplies or part of an assembly, then we pay sales tax for the item when we purchase it (if required) and do not have to charge the customer (if there is one) sales tax.

Most small businesses are sole proprietorships or partnerships. LLC is a corporation, as are S and C corporations. Lets not get into all that about corporations and liability, etc. This ain’t Shawshank and I’m not gonna get us all a cold beer. ;=)

The tax laws want you to pay if you earn income. If you do earn income and you do pay taxes, you should off-set that with the cost of your materials, your supplies, your equipment, the power to run it, rent and insurance (if any), etc. Your home shop and everything in it is deductible if you earn income from it and pay taxes.

I know guys that just get the pay and pay taxes from their 1099’s and don’t get any credit for their overhead and expenses. They are ripping themselves off. Other people fly under the radar and pocket the money and don’t pay taxes at all. Me, I gotta sleep at night sometimes.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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jim C

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#13 posted 07-11-2011 04:51 AM

Is this a great country or what?
NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
Where’s the flat tax????

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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David Grimes

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#14 posted 07-11-2011 06:54 AM

I’m with that, JimC… Yes, flat tax would be good.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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mcase

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#15 posted 07-11-2011 07:19 AM

Cr1,

You got to be kidding! that makes Massachusetts look sane and I didn’t think that was possible!

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