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February 22nd, 2009
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Gah! Don't forget the sales tax deadline.
January was a very slow sales month, with the lack of daylight, and no artificial lighting set up, the hens basically took the month off.  We did have a couple of sales, though.  Now, selling eggs in Virginia, generally, is extremely simple for small farms.  You don't need a business license [provided you are below certain thresholds of volume and other requirements], similarly, you are not liable for the egg excise tax until you hit a pretty sizable volume of sales.  Though keeping a clean shop is good business, we don't have to submit to USDA or VDACS inspections..  If your farm income [or loss] is going to your 1040 Schedule F, you don't need a Federal Employer Identification Number.  All told, the paperwork requirements are very minimal.

There is one thing, though, that you simply cannot avoid...the governor wants his 2.5% food tax on every sale--and also on all our eggs that go to personal use, for that matter.

No big deal.  My tax bill for January was a whopping $0.20.  Until I missed the filing and payment deadline on Friday, that is.  The minimum penalty for a late filing is $10.00.  No exceptions, no forgiveness, no grace period, no kidding.

Arrrrgh!

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From:flyingwolf
Date:February 23rd, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
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claim you mailed it Friday? (I've done that for some things and gotten away with it.)

I can't figure out how to fill out their forms and they have not been helpful. I paid the first month online but they don't think so and I probably owe them $100 in penalties by now 'cause I can't read their forms!
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)

yah..whoops...

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I do it all online, sadly...
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From:flyingwolf
Date:February 23rd, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)

Re: yah..whoops...

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I didn't see a way you could do it online. I hate VA. Have so many notices from them. And each month is another $10. Not sure why they require monthly.
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)

Re: yah..whoops...

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https://www.business.tax.virginia.gov/VTOL/Login.seam

You should be able to enroll in iFile using your VA ID number.
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From:c1
Date:February 23rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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Holy smokes, and I thought the gummint was stupid up here in the People's Republik of Taxachusetts.

Is there a way you can set up an automatic payment with your bank, and just send the state a buck a month, and just claim a refund at the end of the year? (i.e. Do they need _paperwork_ or do they just need to be bought?)
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From:happypete
Date:March 3rd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

they seem to be...

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...more bent about the paperwork than the money..

grumble.
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From:wombat1138
Date:February 23rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
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You get taxed for the eggs that you guys eat yourselves? Yeesh, that's like taxing vegetable gardens.
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)

The law requires...

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...that I say, "yes."

* grin *
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 2nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)

Re: The law requires...

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Where did you find out about Virginia egg selling regulations? I've had trouble finding any info.

Thanks!
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From:happypete
Date:March 3rd, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)

Re: The law requires...

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There are a couple of good places...The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was one, my local and my county's Economic Development Board was another. Your Extension agent may also help you.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 10th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)

Eggs!

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Ok, chatted with you at Brunswick Games Day. Did not know you sold eggses!!! Probably real, actual fresh eggs, from happy chickens.

You TELL me if you are coming to any spring events here at House. Will send egg pre-payment. EGGS!

-Cheryl, not a lot of access to real food some months...
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From:happypete
Date:March 10th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)

Yes....eggses!

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No worry about pre-payment, and will be glad to oblige. Ability to travel long distances constrained by logistics of one infant and one school-ager, but we do have it on the proverbial to-do list!
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