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Sales Tax Exemption

Discussion in 'Financial Management & Budgeting' started by CrealCritter, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Mar 6, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Curious how many here have their sales tax exemption number? The nice lady Lisa at the farm store really likes me, she even bakes me cookies She also talks my leg off everytime I go in there. It's funny she works at the service desk and if she sees me standing in the check out line she'll wave me over to the service desk so she can ring up my items and she gives me a homemade cookie. But she was telling me I should apply for a tax exemption number, so I wouldn't have to pay sales tax. You know I'm all about not paying Dick Durban for the privilege of buying stuff at the store.

    I got curious and looked it up in IL, Lisa is right... I'm going to investigate it further. I grow my own food... that's a non-profit organization :)

    "A tax-exempt number is a number assigned to qualifying non-profit organizations that they can present which allows them to purchase items tax-free. This number begins with the letter ā€œEā€ and is followed by nine digits."
     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    We don't have sales tax!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Lucky you
     
  4. Mar 6, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    We have it here but I've never checked into it... Might be something I need to do?
     
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    baymule

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    We have one. You have to claim timber or a farm. We claim the farm, do the whole IRS thing, the works. It has saved us a lot of money, and we write off all the stuff we've done here, which is everything. There was nothing here but the double wide, so everything we've done is a tax write off.
     
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    tortoise

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    We do for our sheep and chicken purchases. It doesn't save money, except proving we use the land for agriculture which saves us from paying property tax at higher recreational rates.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Our property tax break is for any undeveloped land, farming or not farming. But there's a minimum of 10 acres. I want to buy the 6 acres next to my 5 (because we need an acre for the house) for a property tax break, lol
     
  8. Apr 19, 2018
    baymule

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    We have 8 acres and have an ag exemption. Dunno what the acreage requirement is, but we were granted the ag exemption.
     

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