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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:26 AM
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1. I'm interested in what tax laws and regulations make it so difficult.
I've been selling my services for carpentry and auto repair for 35 years and have found nothing that an eighth grade education couldn't overcome in terms of "Tax laws and regulations." I suppose if there were something, I might be able to find someone to help me out. You might consider SCORE if you are thinking of something more involved that might involved employees etc. Look for a local office:

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  -Why doesn't the Govt make it easier for the average schmoe to sell their services? dkf  Jan-27-11 10:16 AM   #0 
  - I'm interested in what tax laws and regulations make it so difficult.  rgbecker   Jan-27-11 10:26 AM   #1 
  - I was thinking wouldn't it be easy if a person could simply report earnings at a governmen site  dkf   Jan-27-11 10:46 AM   #3 
  - You don't need a federal license to start a weeding business.  Luminous Animal   Jan-27-11 12:40 PM   #11 
  - Well, right off the bat, if you are self employed, you have to pay double Social Security tax. n/t  fasttense   Jan-27-11 10:48 AM   #4 
     - And half of that is deducted from your taxable income.  Luminous Animal   Jan-27-11 12:37 PM   #10 
  - In TN it is illegal to wash (and sell) an egg in a house with a goldfish.  fasttense   Jan-27-11 10:43 AM   #2 
  - How does anyone have a bake sale nowadays?  dkf   Jan-27-11 10:56 AM   #5 
  - Hmmm. I don't think I would want to buy homemade items without  jwirr   Jan-27-11 11:54 AM   #6 
  - Well duh!  Nuclear Unicorn   Jan-27-11 12:00 PM   #7 
  - Well said n/t  OhioChick   Jan-27-11 12:01 PM   #8 
  - I help people start up businesses on a regular basis. It is not that difficult.  Luminous Animal   Jan-27-11 12:36 PM   #9 
  - Contact your local Small Business Administration office. They'll make it easy for you.  cbdo2007   Jan-27-11 01:02 PM   #12 
  - How do they do make it hard. I've started at least 10 businesses  MineralMan   Jan-27-11 03:08 PM   #13 
  - what laws are you referring to?  CreekDog   Jan-27-11 03:11 PM   #14 
  - Well, some regulations exist to ensure people are qualified to do the job  NuclearDem   Jan-27-11 03:18 PM   #15 

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