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I just had a thought and need advice.

Across the lake here is a very small town (its on the California side I am on the Arizona side). There is a casino, store, boat dock (marina), mechanics shop, and maybe a couple more. I know the mechanic and am sure he would let me in there (he knows everyone else that has business there also). So my thinking is that it may be worth it to try over there as I have not seen a machine over there.

I am wondering how insurance would cover this because I would need another business license. Would I have to get two insurance policies or would they consider this one business?

How do I deal with taxes (federal and state)?

Does anyone else have multiple state/town licenses that frequent these forms?

 

I know this may sound funny but I would take my bike across and use a trailer to service the bulk machines over there. That is how close everything is to each other there. The town has a lot of activity though.

 

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It's sounds like you are on to something here. I am not a lawyer or insurance man but I would say that your insurance should cover it under one business. Taxes? I don't know. Business licenses? You would need to have one for the California accounts.

I have area's where I have to have permits and others that don't need permits. I cover all of San Diego, CA.

Gary

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I have a similar question... I am going to place 16 machines in the coming month (hopefully) and previously I have been told that I have to have a business license for every city that I do business in. Most of them charge crazy fees if I am not a resident of that city. The city I live closest to, for example, charges almost $100 per year for non-residents. If I operate in 5 cities/towns that could be near $500 in business licenses per year. I am in Washington State. Oh ya, I also have to have a state business license which the renewal for is $59.

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Permits depend on where you live. Here, in NE Ohio, no need for them.

You will need to (potentially) pay local taxes to whatever city you are in - this is how it is in Ohio. We need to track what we sell in each city so everyone gets their cut.

Thanks to the internet, you will probably not have to worry about sales tax, but check the state.

You will need to pay state taxes to each state.

No changes to federal taxes.

Not sure about the insurance, but I am 99% sure your policy will cover you assuming your insurance company is licensed to work in the other state. Your premiums may rise, though.

Kevin

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I have a similar question... I am going to place 16 machines in the coming month (hopefully) and previously I have been told that I have to have a business license for every city that I do business in. Most of them charge crazy fees if I am not a resident of that city.

I've got a similar situation, but instead of being charged licensing fees per city, it is per county here in Nevada. Not only that, but because I'm a sole proprietorship, if I want to use that name in another county I have to re-file for that county! I personally find it stupid, but what do I know... :shock:
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