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Mckenzie Collecting Resales Tax For Md

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by 13 point, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    5DF06A13-6446-4D21-A49E-0768262880BD.png So I get this letter /email from Mckenzie telling me after Feb 1 2020 they are going to be charging or collecting 6% resale taxes on my total order to send to MD , never heard of such a thing , Fricken Government gets you coming and going . Any one else get a letter like this from them for your state ?
     
  2. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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  3. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I got the same letter except for Tennessee. They may collect the tax but I doubt if the local tax they collect will make it to the local government.
     
  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    It ain't their fault. It is a simple remedy, fill out the exempt form and send it in. Takes a few minutes.
     
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  5. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    Don't look legal according to the constitution.

    The Constitution of the United States of America

    Article I., Section 9, Clause 5

    No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

    No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

    GOT IT?

    Unless McKenzie has an actual sales office in NJ where they sell or distribute products over the counter, Jerseyites don't owe the state of NJ shit! read the wording of this new proposed bill closely. They're depending on voluntary compliance
     
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  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is voluntary. It has been ruled upon by the supreme court. Sodak vs Wayfair.
     
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  7. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    In Tennessee people who purchase things from out of state vendors are SUPPOSED to submit the sales tax to the state under Tennessee law. I doubt that many do though. It is only a matter of time before all companies will have to start charging tax for the state they ship their items to.
     
  8. TNT5879

    TNT5879 New Member

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    I also received one for the state of Iowa. I filled out the Iowa Sales Tax form and e-mailed it to McKenzie along with my Iowa sales tax permit number. I hope this takes care of it. I haven't heard back from McKenzie if they received my e-mail and filed the form or not.
     
  9. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    You will likely not hear back but they will put it in their system that you are tax exempt and that will be all.
     
  10. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Dont bet on THAT. The law requiring national collection of itrastate commerce goes into effect and all mega corporations will certainly come under extra IRS scrutiny. No one like McKenzie, Cabelas, L.L. Bean, or Bass Pro wants to invite that hassle. Move to a State that doesn't have sales tax.....other than Delaware.
     
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  11. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    how can the supreme court rule against the constitution ?

    he Constitution of the United States of America

    Article I., Section 9, Clause 5

    No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

    No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
     
  12. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how it works but they do. The 2nd comes to mind.
     
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  13. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    interesting..the Supreme courts job is to enforce the constitution, protect, defend, and guarantee the constitution, not rule against it.

    hmmmmm....lifetime appointments my butt.
     
  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    This is par for the course here in the Socialist Democratic Republic of the United States of America. Been going on for years with more to come!
     
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  15. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    i may actually decide to buy a few things if they keep trying to take over America.
     
  16. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

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    I don't care how you cut it, but McKenzie is NOT going to collect taxes for another state UNLESS they get a nice fat slice of the pie. And I can't imagine how Maryland, with all the king's horses and all the king's men can force Big Mack to collect for them if they don't want to. As they say in the deep south, "Nothing personal, it's just bid'ness." In other words, they get paid to do the service. So you pay a tax on the forms you buy from Mac, Mac sends the money to Maryland (minus their cut of course) and do you then charge a tax to the customer for the service you performed, and you have to deliver that tax money to the vultures in gov'mint under threat of they'll close you down if you don't? How much is the gov'mint paying you to be a tax collector against your will.
    This whole thing is rotten just like the Supremes who ruled that it was legal in spite of the clear language of the Constitution. They legislated from the bench, An impeachable offense. I wonder how much they were bribed to rule that way?
    I started reading those court cases but they so full of references to other cases supposedly setting precedents that one has to research all that crap just to get a handle on how they're screwing us and making it look legal.
    This is the very kind of issue that associations were formed to address in self defense. But of course, NO association is going to lift a solitary finger even in their own self interest. And if you don't get off your butts and make a fuss over this to Mack or to your own taxing bureau, you deserve being bled further for money the government says you're gonna owe.

    I know I'm blowing smoke in the wind, but I have to do it anyway. It says in the Declaration of Independence - "Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

    Now if you've read this response to far, keep this in mind if you're thinking of responding to what I just wrote: "The quickest way to get a reputation as a dangerous fellow, is to go around quoting the men who founded this country." - Charles A. Beard, Historian
     
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  17. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

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    Until my response a full week ago, 15 people offered an opinion on this topic of state taxing bureaus to begin collecting, sales taxes on supplies we buy from out of state suppliers which heretofore was unconstitutional. The SOBs call it a use tax. It’s the same slick smoke and mirrors language used in calling a duck stamp a conservation stamp to make it sound more palatable when it’s really nothing but an additional federal tax on a state hunting license.

    But since I put in my two cents worth, readers have been dead silent. For a whole week now. I found that strange until a close friend advised me that the subject of taxes is always taboo on taxi.net. If what I presumed is the reason IS the reason, it doesn’t need to be stated since it’s only my opinion.

    At first I thought the silence was from the fact that no one wants to show any outward sign of sympathy, much less agreement with some of my strong views on government tax slavery. And of course, I’m sure my warning against the risk of becoming viewed as a dangerous fellow would also have had a dampening effect on potential responders as I expected. But dead silence?

    There’s a saying that goes, “If you wish to know who controls you, figure out who it is that you cannot criticize.” This new tax rule like all other tax rules is two-fold. One, to siphon off more of our wealth by force and coercion, and two, to control our lives even more by forced compliance under penalty of law whereby state AGWs (armed government workers) could destroy our livelihoods if we don’t cough up even more sweat of our brows. But we’re not talking about that federal destroyer of our lives and property called the IRS, but rather our own home state revenuers.

    Since the states will likely just add more state employees to their payrolls, plus raises, bonuses, and spanking new SUVs with the additional so called sales tax – I mean “USE” tax revenue, what the HELL is in it for those of us who produce the revenue?

    I know you all have strong opinions on this subject because you’re the ones who will have to bear the burden of it. We have a McKenzie store here in Caldwell, Texas so we already pay the high 8.25 percent lawful tax rate, but at least it isn’t called a g-d (small g) use tax and we get some compensation by reduced shipping fees from North Carolina.

    In law, silence is presumed to be agreement. But I know you all are not in agreement with this new tax scheme. What I don’t know is why you don’t at least speak up about it. How much more of this abuse of your property rights do you intend to bear in silence?

    I am confident that some of you can think of legal ways to get around this upcoming burden. I would love to hear some of your ideas. Like I said, taxi associations like the big nothing national one aren’t going to lift a finger to address this matter especially while the president lives in a state with no sales tax. They even have a legal beagle on retainer who won’t lift a finger either. (Please, prove me dead wrong!) There has to be a legal way that doesn’t involve lawyers and courts. I'm confident that some of you can come up with some.

    “A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of a higher obligation. … To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means.” (Emphasis added.)

    Thomas Jefferson, to John B. Colvin, September 20, 1810
     
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  18. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Joe, all of that and for what? It is a simple fix but each of us has to fill out an exempt form for McKenzie to have on file they are then let off the hook for collecting and paying sales tax to states they aren't actually in.
    I can't speak for others but I can say that I am not disagreeing with your views on our beloved gubment but it is an uphill battle for anyone attempting to take on and most including the taxidermy associations just do have the resources for such.
    PS use tax is not a new fandangled way for the gubment to take our money. It has been on the books for a while, it is that almost nobody ever claimed they owed it or paid it. I fought that issue once, early in my career and i was informed by the state and a couple CPA's that if I was using those supplies in a manufacturing process, which taxidermy is lumped into here, and sales tax is collected by me on the total amount for end product and paid to the state I do not need to pay use tax on those supplies.
     
  19. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I think it’s all BS , fill out the form or get charged the tax , it’s not that I disagree with you Joe , just not anything I can do bout it , from what I’m seeing and reading it’s happening in other states also . I’ve also been told there are other bigger companies starting to charge out of state yet your state taxes to pay back to MD also .
     
  20. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    In Tennessee my understanding is that the taxidermist has to pay sales tax on all material if they are not taxed at the point of sale for those supplies. Either way, the tax has to be paid. Either at McKenzie's (or any other suppliers) end or directly to the state of Tennessee. Either way it is due and payable to be in compliant with the law. If you want to pay the tax on your end just send int he form to McKenzie that you are exempt from them collecting the tax on their end. Tennessee will go after the small business long before they challenge Wal-Mart or any other large corporation.

    The tax in my county is 9.75%. That is a lot but Tennessee also doesn't have an income tax (yet).