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The elephant in the photo booth; sales tax.

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*Disclaimer* I am not an attorney, accountant or tax expert, please consult a professional when making this decision. The below information may not be current, as tax laws change daily. Alright, so it's not an elephant, but it's the closest that's been in our photo booth, Lloyd the lion, our church's Sunday school mascot.   I think someone famous said that in life we can be certain of two things, death and taxes. Let’s be honest, this is a topic that separates the professional photo booth companies from the hobbyists. Don’t let this topic paralyze your progress. Learn what is required, become compliant and move on with life. Does your photo booth business need to charge sales tax? In short, probably. The photo booth business walks a peculiar line between goods and services, as does photography in general. Though we are in the service business, our service also results in… Read This Post

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How to make the most of a wedding expo/bridal show, part 2. thumbnail

If you haven't read part 1, give it a read here first: How to make the most of a wedding expo/bridal show, part 1. Are these shows really worth the investment? Sometimes when I look at the vendor fees for getting into these expos, I wonder if I should be in the expo business.  Reserving a vendor booth at a wedding expo is a big investment of both time and money. The timeline for the expo itself is at least an afternoon, if not an entire day, plus setup and tear down.  Factor in the additional time in preparing the booth itself, any giveaways you plan to offer throughout the day, and a system for acquiring and following up on leads.....and you have accrued a substantial amount of time.  From a purely financial standpoint, you have the cost of the booth, generally somewhere between $300-500, any materials needed to make… Read This Post

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