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sales tax on grand events

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    give me a break, I was really thinking of going to the Grand this year, but when I saw the State of Ill. is charging $2.15/100 targets sales tax --no way-- the people who know me its not $$$$--I don't like rubbing my nose in it -Charge us $36.00 /100 and we don't have to known how much the State of Il. is in our pockets.

    Ok BIG DON waiting for your comment-- I don't mind getting screwed if I'm enjoying it--but this tax crap is over the top.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    I hate taxes but the State of Illinois has $50,000,000.00 invested here. I have no problem with their small tax. Plan to be in Sparta.

    Charlie
     
  3. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    Phil

    I bet they have been "charging" it every year, but probably this is the first year it's been broken out in the program. Probably the ata has been paying it to the state, it was just never itemized. I've been to other shoots in other states that also collect (the correct term) sales tax.

    Me thinks you are looking for a reason not to go..

    Scott
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    How can they charge you tax on something you never possessed? Sparta bought them they should pay the tax.


    GB
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  5. MNGuns

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    Sin tax. ?
     
  6. frostyman

    frostyman Well-Known Member

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    Illinois is not the only state that charges sales tax on services. Look at the Kansas State program. It may not break it out but it definitely charges sales tax. Some states do not charge sales tax on services, some do. If you shoot all 2500 targets that is a little over $50 for 11 days of shooting. Heck that is only about a 6% sales tax. Everything in my area is at least 8 or 9%.
     
  7. Nebs

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    Both Il and KS probably treat the transaction as the sale of targets subject to sales tax, not the sale of some sort of service.
     
  8. jim brown

    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    Sales tax is required in Nebraska too.

    jim brown
     
  9. V10

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    In 2012 Grand targets were $33.

    In 2013 Grand targets are $31.85, plus $2.15 sales tax.

    You've been paying sales tax all along.
     
  10. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    It's not as bad as you think. If you're charging sales tax on targets thrown you don't pay sales tax when you buy the targets-though it's not totally a wash if your target fee is more than just the actual cost of the targets.
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    Piss and moan! Typical trap shooter. :)
     
  12. 870

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    I'm in agreement with Longshot on this one!
     
  13. Harv Shell

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    Gary & 870, as a business when you buy product and pay tax on it, do you pass the cost on to the customer or take it out of your profit?

    Come on guys, V10 showed you the difference, find something real to complain about. Harv
     
  14. Jawhawker

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    If your a business owner you understand.

    If you live in a state that doesn't collect/require taxation, your fortunate. But you still live in America and you pay. It amounts to the same whether published or hidden.
     
  15. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Shoot one less event or play one less option and spend the money on cold beer.

    Bob Falfa
     
  16. grntitan

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    Consider the one complaining.

    Just Say'n..........
     
  17. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If $2.15 per hundred keeps you home, so be it. We spend thousands of dollars on this sport, the state if Illinois spent closer to $80,000,000.00 on the best shooting venue in the world, and you're crying about 2 bucks! Enjoy your August....I'll be shooting!

    Bob Schultz
     
  18. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

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    Add it all up, and it's $37.00 per hundred...and you don't get a shot at any cake...
     
  19. Ahab

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    Don't these guys ever get tired of "bitchin and moanin"?
     
  20. BIGDON

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    Phil I don't care whether you shoot or not. You and einstein(long shot) can stay on the porch and watch and whine some more.

    Don